Extension tear drop fracture

Case contributed by Dr M Venkatesh


Young adult with history of trauma presented to emergency department with severe neck pain .

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Saggital section of cervical spine showing an triangular shaped avulsed fractured fragment of anteroinferior aspect of C2 vertebra and reduced height of vertebra in its anterior aspect representing shape of terdrop . Features are consistent with extension tear drop fracture .

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Case information

rID: 26327
Published: 13th Dec 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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