Cervical vertebral body burst fracture with retropulsed fragment

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Involved in a high speed road traffic accident.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

C6 burst fracture with retropulsion of fragments into the central canal. 

Case Discussion

MRI confirmed cord involvement and the patient was transferred for surgical decompression.

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Case information

rID: 6150
Published: 1st May 2009
Last edited: 10th May 2017
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