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While a rare condition, a finding of craniocervical pneumatization should alert the reporting radiologist to the possibility of Eustachian Tube dysfunction and a relevant ENT history should be sought. In a history of even only minor trauma, there is increased risk of fracture given the marked cortical thinning, and special care should be taken for subtle fractures when reporting.






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Craniocervical Pneumatization

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Craniocervical bony pneumatization is a rare finding, with limited numbers of cases reported in the literature. It is thought to be linked to Eustachian tube dysfunction and a ball valve mechanism, and has a link with recurrent Valsalva maneuvers. We report a case of pneumatization of the occiput, atlas (C1) and axis (C2) in a patient with extensive ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgical history who presented following a fall. Plain film, CT and MRI images are presented.






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