Chance fracture of T12

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Motor vehicle accident followed by back and lower limb pain and weakness.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years

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.

Case Discussion

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.

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Case information

rID: 24313
Published: 6th Aug 2013
Last edited: 24th Feb 2020
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