Cervical vertebral burst fracture

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Trauma while swimming.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Burst fracture of the fifth cervical vertebra with dislocation of the left C4/5 facet joint. Significant retropulsion with severe narrowing of the central canal. 

Case Discussion

The patient was quadriplegic. 

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Case Information

rID: 37420
Case created: 8th Jun 2015
Last edited: 6th Oct 2015
Tag: trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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