Atlanto-occipital dislocation: an unusual lethal airbag injury.


Airbag-induced injury fatality is increasing in frequency. We present the case of a 6-year-old passenger who sustained a fatal atlanto-occipital dislocation associated with airbag deployment in a low-speed motor vehicle crash. The current literature regarding airbag fatalities and methods to ameliorate airbag-induced injury are reviewed. 


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@article{Bailey2000AtlantooccipitalDA, title={Atlanto-occipital dislocation: an unusual lethal airbag injury.}, author={Helen Bailey and N. Perez and Cynthia Blank-Reid and Lewis J. Kaplan}, journal={The Journal of emergency medicine}, year={2000}, volume={18 2}, pages={215-9} }