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Chapter: Neuro

Subchapter: Spine (Read entire chapter)

Diagnosis: Dens Fracture - Type II - Radiograph
Lateral radiograph of the cervical spine shows a horizontal lucency extending through the base of the dens with sclerotic margins (black arrows), indicating a chronic dens fracture. There is mild retrolisthesis of the dens fragment (asterisk) in neutral position. In flexion, there is anterolisthesis and anterior angulation of the dens fragment (indicated by the white angle lines).




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