Clinical features of the extension teardrop fracture of the axis: review of 13 cases.

@article{Watanabe2011ClinicalFO,
  title={Clinical features of the extension teardrop fracture of the axis: review of 13 cases.},
  author={Masahiko Watanabe and Daisuke Sakai and Yukihiro Yamamoto and Masato Sato and Joji Mochida},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={710-4}
}
OBJECT Extension teardrop fracture of the axis is an extremely rare cervical spinal injury. The classic clinical features, which have mainly been described by radiologists rather than spine surgeons, include its occurrence in elderly patients with osteoporosis, an association with minimal or no prevertebral soft-tissue swelling, and an absence of associated neurological deficit. However, recent case studies indicate notable exceptions to these clinical features, although few studies have… CONTINUE READING