Hangman's fracture - type 1

Case contributed by Dr Kalyan S Chilwant


The patient presented with neck pain with history of trauma

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Female

There is a fracture of C2 vertebra at both pedicles with 1-2mm displacement and no angulation, suggestive of Hangman's fracture - type 1 per the Levin Edward's classification.

Case Discussion

The patient came with the history of neck trauma due to the entanglement of scarf in the ceiling fan. This resulted in sharp hyperextension injury. CT scan reveals hangman's fracture with minimal displacement, which can be managed by orthosis. 

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Case information

rID: 63598
Published: 14th Oct 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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