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Dr Setthabutr Eaupanitcharoen, M.D. Trauma Division,Department of Surgery, Maharat Nakornratchasima Hospital, Nakornratchasima, Thailand

A 2 year old patient presented following a car accident. The patient was sat on his mother's lap in the front passenger seat at the time of the collision, during which, a front passenger seat airbag was deployed. The image of a lateral c-spine radiograph shows a fractured dislocation of the C2 verterbra.

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emt-i164, December 06, 2011

What was the PT outcome?

doctortimothe, December 12, 2012

What was the out come?  This looks like a complete shift of the axis vertebra, I would assume severing of the spinal cord?

kz123, Nakhon Ratchasima, November 27, 2014

Sorry, for not answering your question for years!

Patient died about 5 days later.

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