Occipital condyle fracture (type 2) with extension into clivus

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Fall off scooter.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Fractured clivus and occipital basion extending into the right occipital condyle.

C4 flexion teardrop fracture.

Case Discussion

Type 2 fractures are occipital condyle fractures that extend from a skull base fracture and are usually considered a stable injury. They arise from a direct blow to the lower skull.

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