C4-C5 vertebral dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Rahmoun Fateh

Presentation

Young adult with paraplegia after MVA.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
CT

Cervical spine CT shows severe retrolisthesis (approximately 9 mm of posterior displacement) of C5-C6 compared to the more superior cervical vertebrae, compatible with post-traumatic cervical subluxation. There is, secondarily, an severe spinal stenosis, which explains the patient's paraplegia.

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Case information

rID: 18706
Case created: 18th Jul 2012
Last edited: 7th Mar 2018
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