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1

What unique vertebral body modification is characteristic of C2?

The Dens or Odontoid Process

2

What surfaces are present on the odontoid process?

Facet for fovea dentis, groove for transverse atlantal ligament, attachment sites for the alar ligaments, attachment site for the apical-dental ligament

3

What feature is identified on the anterior surface of the vertebral body of C2?

The longus colli muscle attachment

4

What feature is identified on the anterior surface of the inferior epiphyseal rim?

Anterior lip

5

What feature is identified on the posterior surface of the inferior epiphyseal rim of C2?

Posterior lip

6

What features are present at the lateral margins of the inferior epiphyseal rim of C2?

Right and left Lateral grooves

7

What lies on the upper surface of the pedicle of C2?

The superior articular process

8

What is the location of the superior vertebral notch of C2?

on the lamina-pedicle junction

9

What feature is identified on the lower surface of the pedicle of C2?

The inferior vertebral notch or inferior vertebral incisure

10

What osseous parts of the typical cervical transverse process are present at C2?

Costal element, posterior tubercle and true transverse process

11

What is the characteristic appearance of the C2 spinous process in humans?

It is bifid