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Hangman's fracture with unilateral facet dislocation

Case contributed by Dr. Daniel Moreira Furlanetto


Patient presents to the ER in cardiac arrest, with history of motorcycle versus tree collision. After successful CPR, patient persisted with GCS 3.

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Male

Traumatic spondylolisthesis of C2.

Bilateral C2 pars interarticularis fracture with extension to the transverse processes.

Axial rotation of C2 body.

Unilateral right locked facet joint.

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Case information

rID: 42738
Published: 5th Feb 2016
Last edited: 10th Oct 2020
System: Trauma, Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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