Lamina and spinous process fractures

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky


Car accident.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Left C7 lamina fracture, undisplaced.

Right 12th rib fracture, through its neck and posterior body part.

L3 spinous process fracture, undisplaced.

Annotated image

Arrows points to the described fractures, in order, are:

Case Discussion

These are minor fractures that can be easily missed on trauma CT scans and of course plain radiographs. 

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