Atlanto-occipital and atlantoaxial distraction

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

History of trauma. Mechanism unavailable.

Patient Data

Age: Child

Single selected sagittal and coronal images demonstrate widening of the atlanto-occipital and atlanto-axial joints. No fractures identified. 

Modality: MRI

Widening of the atlanto-occipital and atlanto-axial joints is demonstrated with associate extensive posterior soft tissue / ligamentous injury.

Additionally, there is marked traumatic haemorrhagic change in the cervicomedullary junction with further haemorrhage at the pontomedullary junction. An epidural haematoma is also present. 

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Case Information

rID: 48613
Case created: 17th Oct 2016
Last edited: 18th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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