Fracture of the anterior arch of the atlas: the result of direct oropharyngeal trauma.

@article{Mendelsohn1983FractureOT,
  title={Fracture of the anterior arch of the atlas: the result of direct oropharyngeal trauma.},
  author={Dianne Bernice Mendelsohn and Matthew Meyerson and Rog{\'e}rio Friedman},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={157-60}
}
Isolated anterior arch atlantal fracture is a rare entity. Two cases of fracture of the atlas following direct oropharyngeal trauma are presented. The importance of careful upper cervical spine evaluation under these circumstances is emphasised, especially if a potential disaster following anaesthetic intubation or surgical head manipulation is to be… CONTINUE READING