Odontoid (peg) fracture

Case contributed by Dr Talal F M Abdullah


Road traffic accident, neck pain, no neurological deficits.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Oblique linear fracture noted in the odontoid process and lower part of the anterior tubercle of C2.

Case Discussion

This is an Anderson and D'Alonzo type II odontoid fracture, an unstable injury. It has the highest rates of non-union. Differential diagnosis includes Bergmann's ossicle.

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Case information

rID: 58030
Published: 4th Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Sep 2018
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