Burst fracture

Case contributed by Mohammadtaghi Niknejad
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
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Burst fracture with height loss is noted at L5 vertebral body, causing retropulsion and spinal canal narrowing. Fracture without displacement is present at bilateral lamina of L4 vertebra. There are also fracture with displacement at right transverse process of L1, L2, L3 and L4 vertebrae. In addition, fracture of spinous process of L1, L2 and L3 vertebrae are evident.

Case Discussion

Burst fracture is a type of compression fracture that results in disruption of the posterior vertebral body cortex with retropulsion into the spinal canal. 

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