|Patient: 45 year old male|
|History: 45 year old male with neck injury two weeks ago and pain.|
| Findings: |
Fig 1: AP projection - no abnormality is identified.
|Diagnosis: Clay Shoveler's Fracture|
| Discussion: |
Clay Shoveler's Fracture
- Oblique avulsive fracture of a lower spinous process, most commonly at C6-T1 levels (C6>C7>T1)
- Cause: powerful hyperflexion (shoveling)
- Fracture thru spinous process best seen on lateral view
- AP view: ghost sign (double-spinous process on C6-7 caused by caudal displacement of the fractured tip of the spinous process)
| References: |
Aakash D. Singh, M.D. – PGY-V Radiology Resident
| Comments: |
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Case Number: 6942225Last Updated: 10-15-2006 The reader is fully responsible for confirming the accuracy of this content.
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