Cervical facet fracture and anterior discoligamentous injury

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Motorbike accident.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Cervical Spine CT

Modality: CT

Unilateral C6 facet fracture. No malalignment. 

Cervical Spine MRI

Modality: MRI

In addition to the C6 facet fracture seen on CT, there is disruption of the anterior disc annulus and ALL at C5-6 without disc space widening and along trace pre-vertebral fluid. PLL and ligamentum flavum are intact. C2 to C5 interspinous and paravertebral oedema. 

Case Discussion

Unilateral C6 facet fracture and C5-6 anterior discoligamentous injury.

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Case Information

rID: 32139
Case created: 16th Nov 2014
Last edited: 27th Apr 2017
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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