Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 108, Issue 2, pp 122–124 | Cite as

Radiological diagnosis of cervical trauma at the level C7/T1

  • R. P. Spielmann
  • N. M. Meenen
  • R. Maas
  • A. Bittrich
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Summary

After a car accident a 23-year-old man was found to have rotational luxation of the cervical spine at the level C7/T1. The diagnosis was suspected from indirect signs on the ap X-ray and subsequently confirmed by conventional lateral tomography. Neurological symptoms were not present. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated dorsal protrusion of the intervertebral disc.

Keywords

Public Health Magnetic Resonance Imaging Cervical Spine Neurological Symptom Intervertebral Disc 

Zusammenfassung

Nach einem Verkehrsunfall fand sich bei einem 23jährigen Mann eine einseitige Luxation der Halswirbelsäule im Segment C7/T1. Die Diagnose wurde aufgrund indirekter Zeichen auf der ap-Übersichtsaufnahme der Halswirbelsäule vermutet und anschließend durch konventionelle laterale Tomographie bestätigt. Eine neurologische Symptomatik lag nicht vor. Die Kernspintomographie zeigte die dorsale Protrusion der Bandscheibe des luxierten Segments.

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Spielmann
    • 1
  • N. M. Meenen
    • 2
  • R. Maas
    • 1
  • A. Bittrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity HospitalHamburgGermany

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