Jefferson fracture

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu

Presentation

High velocity road traffic accident - neck stiffness, restricted movement and severe pain

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
CT

CT cervical spine

  • disrupted anterior and posterior arches of atlas (4 part fracture). 
  • secondary basilar invagination (cranial odontoid peg migration). 
  • atlanto occipital impaction. 

Case Discussion

High velocity axial loading on C1 results in the Jefferson fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 47870
Case created: 6th Sep 2016
Last edited: 6th Sep 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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