Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica

Evaluation of an unusual ossicle by multidetector computed tomography: Oppenheimer’s ossicle

AOTT 2015; 49: 331-333
DOI: 10.3944/AOTT.2015.3224
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Variations and anomalies of the neural arch result from alterations in the ossification process. Absence of lumbar articular process is a rare anomaly which most commonly involves the inferior articular process of the L4 or L5 vertebrae. Non-union at the tip of the articular process is a more common variation, known as Oppenheimer’s ossicle. In this case report, we present multi-detector computed tomography findings of Oppenheimer’s ossicles in 2 separate cases.

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