Type 3 dens fracture

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High speed motor vehicle collision.

Patient Data

Age: 44
Gender: Male


Minimally displaced type 3 dens fracture of C2 with extension into the right lamina and pedicle but spares the right foramen transversarium.

Small associated prevertebral soft tissue swelling.

No vertebral dislocation.

Alignment is within normal limits. Hypoplastic left C1 neural arch.

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Case information

rID: 33853
Published: 27th Jan 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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