An unusual transverse sacral fracture treated with early decompression. Case report

J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Dec;5(6):546-9. doi: 10.3171/spi.2006.5.6.546.


The authors describe the case of a patient who sustained a transverse sacral fracture (TSF) associated with a depressed laminar fracture in a personal watercraft accident. The patient underwent early surgery, which allowed a quick recovery. To the best of the authors' knowledge, the mechanism of injury and type of fracture have not been previously described or classified in cases of TSF.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Athletic Injuries / surgery
  • Decompression, Surgical*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Sacrum* / diagnostic imaging
  • Sacrum* / injuries
  • Sacrum* / surgery
  • Spinal Fractures / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spinal Fractures / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Water


  • Water