The patient, a 67 year old male, was referred from another medical institution to our hospital, complaining of low back pain and paraparesis. The neuroimaging investigation revealed a spinal tumor with associated fracture of the vertebrae as well as extensive neural compression. (Pictures 1,2).
The patient presented with cervical pain as well as sensory and motor deficit of the left C7 nerve root. The neuroimaging investigation revealed a fracture at C6-C7 level extended through all three columns of the cervical spine and with subluxation at C6-C7. From the history it is reported ankylosing spondylitis and a fall to the ground from a height 2-3 feet.
The patient was referred from another hospital where he was admited due to a fall on the ground. The neuroimaging investigation revealed an type II odondoit fracture, with posterior translocation 8 mm., as well as a hair-line fracture of c1 arc.