Kantonsspital St.Gallen

[Open reduction and dorsal spondylodesis C0-C2 in atlanto-occipital dislocation]

B S John-Puthenveettil, Armin Neff-Schöb & Markus Kroeber

abstract We report the case of a 73-year-old male patient who was suffered trauma after a syncopal fall onto a railway track in the form of an atlanto-occipital dislocation. The diagnostic revealed a bilateral fracture of the occipital condyles coupled with a ventral atlanto-occipital dislocation (Jeanneret type 4) and also an odontoid fracture (Anderson type 2). The patient underwent dorsal spondylodesis of C0-C2 in combination with Magerl's C1-C2 screw fixation. Pre-operatively and postoperatively no neurological abnormalities were found. This rarely occurring and survived traumatological situation is described using the present case as an example.
citation John-Puthenveettil B S, Neff-Schöb A, Kroeber M. [Open reduction and dorsal spondylodesis C0-C2 in atlanto-occipital dislocation]. Der Unfallchirurg 2009; 112:799-805.
type journal paper/review (Translation2::getLang(): unknown language "". Use Translation2::setLang() to set a default language.)
date of publishing 9-2009
journal title Der Unfallchirurg (112/9)
ISSN electronic 1433-044X
pages 799-805
PubMed 19557377
DOI 10.1007/s00113-009-1632-z