Odontoid fracture

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Chronic neck pain. MVA 9 years before.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
X-ray

Chronic multilevel disc degenerative change of the midcervical spine. The craniocervical junction is abnormal.

Case Discussion

The patient has a displaced odontoid fracture, presumably related to a single trauma incident 9 years before. Note the displacement of the anterior and posterior spinal lines. Patient made an uneventful recovery from internal fixation.

Still has neck pain though.

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Case information

rID: 18813
Case created: 22nd Jul 2012
Last edited: 29th Sep 2016
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