Axis fracture - MRI

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Neck trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
MRI

The vertical fracture line is present at the axis body left side.

The fracture line also is seen at the pars inter-articularis on the right side.

No evidence of fracture fragment displacement into the cervical canal is seen.

Case Discussion

Vertical axis fractures are a variant of traumatic spondylolisthesis that usually treated conservatively 1.

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