Dens fracture and epidural hematoma

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Fall with head strike.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

Brain CT

Modality: CT

Brain CT shows a small volume right tentorial subdural haematoma and on the lower slices there is circumferential epidural haematoma compressing the cord at C1. 

CT Cervical Spine

Modality: CT

Subsequently performed CT of the cervical spine reveals a non-displaced type 2 dens fracture with large associated circumferential epidural haeamtoma compressing the cord at the C1 and C2 level.  

Case Discussion

Non-displaced type 2 dens fracture complicated with epidural haematoma with upper cervical cord compression.

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Case Information

rID: 31764
Case created: 26th Oct 2014
Last edited: 27th Apr 2017
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