Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : odontoid fracture

A study on traumatic injuries involving CVJ: Radiological study

Dr. Mohan Kumar,Dr. Pavan Kumar B, Dr. M Ramya,Dr. Manohar Kumar KR

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 2406-2410

As with other transitional regions of the spine, CVJ is highly susceptible to injury. This
region’s vulnerability to injury is particularly high because of the large lever-arm induced
rostrally by the cranium and the relative freedom of movement of the craniocervical junction,
which relies disproportionately on ligamentous structures rather than on intrinsic bony
stability. Patients with a clinical suspicion of CVJ ABNORMALITIES were evaluated by CT
and Magnetic Resonance Imaging during the course of the study. No selection bias was
exercised in terms of patients' age, sex and pathology. Imaging characteristics of radiological
modalities like CT and MRI were recorded. Final diagnosis was also noted. The results was
analyzed and studied. In our study the most common injury was odontoid fracture(90%)
which is followed by fracture of Atlas with an incidence of 20%. In our study the most
common odontoid fracture was Type II with 55.55% followed by type III (22.2%).