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NECK-ANT & POST ATLANTO-OCCIPITAL MEMBRANE

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NECK-ANT & POST ATLANTO-OCCIPITAL MEMBRANE

1. Anterior atlanto-occipital membrane - attaches from the upper border of the anterior arch of the atlas to the outer margin of the foramen magnum.
2. Posterior atlanto-occipital membrane - attaches from the upper border of the posterior arch of the atlas to the outer margin of the foramen magnum. Deficient laterally to allow for the passage of the vertebral arteries and C1 nerve.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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