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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 864160, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Dens Fracture: A Pictorial Review and Discussion

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1329 SW 16th Street, P.O. Box 100186, Gainesville, FL 32610-0186, USA

Received 18 April 2012; Accepted 20 June 2012

Academic Editors: L. Bojić, E. Kagawa, C.-C. Lai, and M. D. Smith

Copyright © 2012 Bobby Desai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Dens fractures are more common in the elderly and may present after minimal trauma and with minimal neck pain. The case reports a case of a significant fracture after minimal trauma, presenting with neurologic symptoms and minimal neck pain.