Inflicted T12 fracture-dislocation: CT/MRI correlation and mechanistic implications


We describe the CT and MRI findings of a thoracolumbar neurocentral synchondrosis fracture-dislocation in an abused infant. The morphologic features of this classically described fracture, and the associated cervical and sacral spine injuries displayed on cross-sectional imaging, provide compelling evidence for a mechanism of massive hyperflexion and axial spinal loading.

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-007-0594-y

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@article{Tran2007InflictedTF, title={Inflicted T12 fracture-dislocation: CT/MRI correlation and mechanistic implications}, author={Brandon H Tran and Michelle V. Silvera and Alice Whittier Newton and Paul K. Kleinman}, journal={Pediatric Radiology}, year={2007}, volume={37}, pages={1171-1173} }