Classic but unexpected: a case of Jefferson fracture.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_BDC3F6A2F247
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
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Title
Classic but unexpected: a case of Jefferson fracture.
Journal
Forensic science, medicine, and pathology
Author(s)
Gassend J.L., Braham M.Y., Vilarino R., Magnin V.
ISSN
1556-2891 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1547-769X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
17
Number
2
Pages
346-349
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
A man was found lying dead next to a ladder, with only a laceration surrounded by an abrasion visible upon external examination. No skull fractures were palpable. A CT scan and MRI showed a Jefferson fracture of the atlas, associated to a posterior displacement of the skull, a fracture of the dens of the axis, and fractures of the bodies of C5 and C6. Jefferson fractures typically result from a blow to the apex of the skull. In such cases, forensic pathologists should suspect the existence of a Jefferson fracture, particularly when no severe injuries are visible externally.
Keywords
Pathology and Forensic Medicine, General Medicine, Atlas fracture, Forensic, Jefferson fracture, Skull apex
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
Funding(s)
University of Lausanne
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17/11/2020 8:14
Last modification date
07/10/2022 6:13
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