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Jefferson fracture

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu

Presentation

Young male in mid 30s with history of fall of a tree branch on his while driving a bike. Following the impact there was no loss of consciousness, however he felt an uneasiness over the back of his neck.. hence came over to the hospital

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Initial screening Xray revealed a doubtful fracture of C1. Hence a CT cervical spine was done

CT

Fractures of anterior and posterior neural arches of C1. 

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