Jefferson fracture of the atlas

Report of six cases

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  • 1 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama
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✓ Six cases of Jefferson fracture of the atlas are summarized. None had recognizable neurological signs that resulted from the injury when seen in the hospital. With conservative treatment, pain subsided and the fracture stabilized in a short period in all six patients. None of the patients underwent fusion of the cervical spine.

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