Concomitant fracture of bilateral occipital condyle and inferior clivus: what is the mechanism of injury?


Dashti R., Ulu M. O. , Albayram S., AYDIN S. , ULUSOY L., Hanci M. M.

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.16, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-006-0270-1
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL

Abstract

With the routine use of multi-slice high resolution computed tomography, increasing number of occipital condyle fractures have been reported in the last decade. The authors report a very rare case of bilateral occipital condyle fracture complicated by the fracture of the inferior clivus and discuss the possible mechanisms of injury.