Fracture of the occipital condyle.

  title={Fracture of the occipital condyle.},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Cottalorda and Dominique Allard and Nass{\'e}ra Dutour},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B},
  volume={5 1},
We report the case of a patient with occipital condyle fracture who was neurologically intact. The patient was treated conservatively with a neck collar, and the symptoms resolved in 3 months. This diagnosis can be suspected in high-velocity road traffic accidents, in a patient with neck pain, disproportionate torticollis, or lower cranial nerve symptoms. Skull radiography and cervical spine films can be normal. The diagnosis is best made by high-resolution computed tomographic (CT) scanning… CONTINUE READING