The ossification pattern in paediatric occipito-cervical spine: is it possible to estimate real age?

AIM To retrospectively analyse the synchondrosis from the occipital bone to the whole cervical spine and determine the feasibility and validity of age estimation using computed tomography (CT) images. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 231 cervical spine or neck CT images of young children (<7 years of age) were examined. Twelve ossification centres were… CONTINUE READING