Jefferson fracture

Case contributed by David Puyó

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Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
CT

A fracture of the anterior arch with displacement is displayed. This determines slight lateral displacement of the lateral mass of the atlas. It is also recognized fracture of the posterior arch to the right at the level of the union with the right lateral mass.

Rest of the vertebral bodies without evident alterations

Case Discussion

This fracture corresponds to a type III according to the Gehweiler classification.

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Case information

rID: 59622
Published: 17th Apr 2018
Last edited: 18th Apr 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Universidad Diego Portales

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