Jefferson fracture

Case contributed by Dr Fabio Macori


Fall at home.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male

CT brain (not showed) extended to include the upper cervical spine shows a fracture of the anterior arch of C1 and fracture of the odontoid process.


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Case Discussion

Two parts fracture of C1-C2 in keeping with a Jefferson fracture.

This case suggests to study at least the upper cervical spine in elderly patients.

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Case information

rID: 75103
Published: 20th Mar 2020
Last edited: 20th Mar 2020
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Ospedale Santo Spirito - Roma