Horizontal fracture of the atlas-A rare but unstable C1 fracture

Jennifer Brown, Ajay Hegde

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Horizontal fractures of the atlas are uncommon fractures associated with instability of the craniocervical junction. Most commonly associated with high-speed motor vehicle accidents, these fractures need to be identified and treated appropriately. Due to its relatively benign presentation on bony imaging, magnetic resonance imaging to look for ligamentous instability is important. We present two such cases which were managed by occipitocervical fusion at our institute.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-341
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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