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Upper cervical spine. Digitally enhanced 3D computed tomography (CT) scan of the upper cervical (neck) spine, showing the first cervical vertebra (C1), the atlas bone, and the joints it forms. It forms the atlanto-axial joint below with the second cervical vertebra (the axis bone). The atlas bone also articulates above with the occipital bone at the rear base of the skull, forming the atlanto-occipital joint.
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