Odontoid fracture - type III

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


CT for control of conservative treatment of vertebral fracture.

Patient Data

Age: 83

Fracture through the odontoid base and into the left mass of C2 (including left transverse foramen). No vertebral artery involvement.

Case Discussion

As the odontoid fracture classification this fracture is a type III and has the best prognosis for healing because of the larger surface area of the fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 28834
Published: 15th Apr 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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