Pedicolaminar Fracture-Dislocation

Orthopedics. 2016 Mar-Apr;39(2):e397-401. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20160201-05. Epub 2016 Feb 16.


A 28-year-old man presented to a level 1 trauma center with significant cervical spine pain after sliding into third base during a softball game. He struck his head on the thigh of the defensive player and had immediate pain in his neck and arm. He reported no loss of consciousness, no transient tetraplegia/paraplegia, and no loss of bowel and bladder control. After initial imaging, enhanced computed tomography scans were obtained.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cervical Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Spinal Fractures / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*