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Atlato-axial dislocation (AOD)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Atlato-axial dislocation (AOD)

History: While in Operation Provide Comfort (first Iraq conflict in early 90's), this soldier was run over by a jeep, over his head.

Findings: Extremem soft tissue swelling anterior to entire cervical spine. This is further evident by the ET and NG tube displacement anterior by several centemeters. C1 and C2 are dissociated from each other, completely dislocated.

Ddx: Atlato-axial dislocation (AOD) Atlato-axial ligamentous injury

Dxhow: Plain film only

Exam: Extreme swelling of neck, LOC, respiratory arrest unstable vitals, intubated by field medic.

No MeSH data available.


With the alingment lines drawn, one can see the limited space for the spinal cord with this severe injury.
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Atlato-axial dislocation (AOD)

Folio LRF - MedPix

With the alingment lines drawn, one can see the limited space for the spinal cord with this severe injury.
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MPX1717_synpic21036: With the alingment lines drawn, one can see the limited space for the spinal cord with this severe injury.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Atlato-axial dislocation (AOD)

History: While in Operation Provide Comfort (first Iraq conflict in early 90's), this soldier was run over by a jeep, over his head.

Findings: Extremem soft tissue swelling anterior to entire cervical spine. This is further evident by the ET and NG tube displacement anterior by several centemeters. C1 and C2 are dissociated from each other, completely dislocated.

Ddx: Atlato-axial dislocation (AOD) Atlato-axial ligamentous injury

Dxhow: Plain film only

Exam: Extreme swelling of neck, LOC, respiratory arrest unstable vitals, intubated by field medic.

No MeSH data available.