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Comparison of normal cervical intervertebral disc anatomy with an anterior cervical rim lesion (anterior linear cleft) as commonly sustained in a whiplash injury.  Labeled structures include the vertebral body, vertebral endplate, nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus, dura mater, spinal cord, posterior longitudinal ligament and anterior linear cleft. A caption points to the posterior disc protrusion with intact posterior longitudinal ligament.