Chance fracture of T12
Motor vehicle accident followed by back and lower limb pain and weakness.
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Anterior and lateral wedging of T12 vertebral body with focal kyphosis and disruption of the posterior longitudinal ligament, ligamenta flava and right T12- L1 facet joint fracture.
Chance fracture include anterior wedge fracture with associated disruption of middle and posterior vertebral columns in form of rupture of posterior longitudinal ligament and posterior neural arch fracture. it is unstable fracture and usually involves T11 to L1 levels.