Traumatic disco-ligamentous injury of the cervical spine with vertebral artery dissection

Discussion:

Multiples cervical injuries, are demonstrated by this case, including disco-ligamentous injury at C4/5 with widening of the associated facet joints (consistent with an unstable three column injury) and left vertebral artery dissection/occlusion. These findings are consistent with a severe hyper-flexion mechanism of injury to the cervical spine.

 

 

Case courtesy of Associate Professor Pramit Phal

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