Circumferential fracture of the skull base causing craniocervical dislocation

Case report

Ganesh Rao, Adam Arthur, Ronald I. Apfelbaum

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Abstract

Fractures of the craniocervical junction are common in victims of high-speed motor vehicle accidents; indeed, injury to this area is often fatal. The authors present the unusual case of a young woman who sustained a circumferential fracture of the craniocervical junction. Despite significant trauma to this area, she suffered remarkably minor neurological impairment and made an excellent recovery. Her injuries, treatment, and outcome, as well as a review of the literature with regard to injuries at the craniocervical junction, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume97
Issue number1 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Skull Base
Wounds and Injuries
Nervous System Trauma
Motor Vehicles
Accidents

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Circumferential fracture of the skull base causing craniocervical dislocation : Case report. / Rao, Ganesh; Arthur, Adam; Apfelbaum, Ronald I.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 97, No. 1 SUPPL., 2002, p. 118-122.

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Rao, Ganesh ; Arthur, Adam ; Apfelbaum, Ronald I. / Circumferential fracture of the skull base causing craniocervical dislocation : Case report. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2002 ; Vol. 97, No. 1 SUPPL. pp. 118-122.
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