Extension teardrop fracture

Case contributed by Manchikanti Venkatesh
Diagnosis almost certain


History of trauma presented with severe neck pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Saggital section of cervical spine shows a triangular-shaped avulsed fractured fragment of anteroinferior aspect of C2 vertebra and reduced height of vertebra in its anterior aspect representing the shape of teardrop. Features are consistent with extension teardrop fracture.

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