The dens-arch synchondrosis versus the Hangman's fracture

L. E. Swischuk, C. K. Hayden, M. Sarwar

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Abstract

The synchondrosis between the dens and arch of C2 is a normal structure in infants and children. It is not visible on lateral views of the cervical spine, but is routinely visible on oblique views. In such cases it has a distinct tendency to mimic a C2-arch fracture. The varying appearance of this synchondrosis and its differentiation from a true fracture of C2 are the subjects of this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1979

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Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Dens-arch synchondrosis
  • Hangman's fracture
  • Normal variation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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The dens-arch synchondrosis versus the Hangman's fracture. / Swischuk, L. E.; Hayden, C. K.; Sarwar, M.

In: Pediatric Radiology, Vol. 8, No. 2, 06.1979, p. 100-102.

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Swischuk, LE, Hayden, CK & Sarwar, M 1979, 'The dens-arch synchondrosis versus the Hangman's fracture', Pediatric Radiology, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 100-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00973999
Swischuk, L. E. ; Hayden, C. K. ; Sarwar, M. / The dens-arch synchondrosis versus the Hangman's fracture. In: Pediatric Radiology. 1979 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 100-102.
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