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World Neurosurg. 2013 Nov;80(5):654.e13-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2012.03.029. Epub 2012 Apr 3.

Hangman's fracture in an osteogenesis imperfecta patient.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis, also known as a hangman's fracture, is a well-described entity but is relatively uncommon. There are only two published reports of these fractures occurring in pediatric patients with osteogenesis imperfecta, a disorder that predisposes patients to long bone fractures.

CASE DESCRIPTION:

We present a unique case of an adult woman with osteogenesis imperfecta who sustained an Effendi type II hangman's fracture.

CONCLUSION:

Effendi type II fractures can be conservatively managed via rigid or nonrigid cervical orthosis.

KEYWORDS:

CT; Computed tomography; Hangman’s fracture; Osteogenesis imperfecta; TSA; Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis

PMID:
22484071
DOI:
10.1016/j.wneu.2012.03.029
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