Odontoid fracture (type II)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Refers fall from height 7 months ago.

Patient Data

Age: 78
Gender: Male

CT Cervical spine (selected images)

This is a type II odontoid fracture by classification of Anderson and D'Alonzo, corresponding to odontoid neck fracture. There isa anterior spondylolisthesis C2 in relation to C1.

Case Discussion

Type II odontoid fractures are usually unstable and prone to non-consolidation because they occur in areas of poor vascularization. 

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Case information

rID: 20305
Published: 11th Nov 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: spine
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