Anatomy of Craniocervical Junction

  • M. Alicandri-CiufelliEmail author
  • M. Menichetti
  • M. P. Alberici
  • L. Presutti


The craniocervical junction (CCJ) is an osteoligamentous complex between the occiput, atlas and axis, which provides both structural stability and movement [1].


Vertebral Artery Transverse Process Posterior Arch Odontoid Process Occipital Condyle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Alicandri-Ciufelli
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Menichetti
    • 1
  • M. P. Alberici
    • 1
  • L. Presutti
    • 1
  1. 1.Head and Neck Surgery DepartmentUniversity Hospital of ModenaModenaItaly

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