The dens-arch synchondrosis versus the Hangman's fracture

@article{Swischuk1979TheDS,
  title={The dens-arch synchondrosis versus the Hangman's fracture},
  author={Leonard Edward Swischuk and Craig Hayden and Mohammad Sarwar},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={8},
  pages={100-102}
}
The synchondrosis between the dens and arch of C2 is a normal structure in infants and children. It is not visible on lateral views of the cervical spine, but is routinely visible on oblique views. In such cases it has a distinct tendency to mimic a C2-arch fracture. The varying appearance of this synchondrosis and its differentiation from a true fracture of C2 are the subjects of this report. 

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