Occipital condyle fracture associated with Jefferson's fracture and injury of lower cranial nerves: case report

Occipital condyle fracture associated with Jefferson's fracture and injury of lower cranial nerves: case report

Título: Occipital condyle fracture associated with Jefferson's fracture and injury of lower cranial nerves: case report;
Fratura de côndilo occipital associada a fratura de Jefferson e lesão dos nervos cranianos caudais: relato de caso
Autor Falavigna, Asdrubal Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva, Fabricio Molon da Google Scholar
Hennemann, Alessandra Souto Google Scholar
Instituição Univ Caxias Sul
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Occipital condyle fracture (OCF) is rarely seen and can be missed during medical evaluation due to the variety of clinical presentations and the difficulty to be visualized radiographically. This fracture can be associated with cranial nerves injuries (31%), being the hipoglossal nerve the most frequently involved (67%). We report a 58 years old female patient who presented with OCE, injury of lower cranial nerves and Jefferson's fracture. the patient was treated with cervical traction for six weeks followed by halo immobilization for three months. There was bone consolidation recovery of the nervous injury after this period. This report emphazises the importance of investigating the skull-cervical transition in all patients with cervical trauma. Although Jefferson's fracture is rarely associated with OCF, it should be remembered and treated appropriately when diagnosed.
Palavra-chave occipital condyle fracture
Jefferson's fracture
cranial nerves palsy
Idioma Português
Data de publicação 2002-12-01
Publicado em Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria. São Paulo, SP: Assoc Arquivos de Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 60, n. 4, p. 1038-1041, 2002.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Assoc Arquivos de Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extensão 1038-1041
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2002000600030
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000180010700030
SciELO S0004-282X2002000600030 (estatísticas na SciELO)
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27054

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