Korean J Spine.  2014 Sep;11(3):212-213. 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.212.

Twelve Contiguous Spinous Process Fracture of Cervico-Thoracic Spine

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea. hsrkmj@paik.ac.kr

Abstract

The clay-shoveler's fracture is an isolated avulsion fracture of the lower cervical or upper thoracic spinous process. Among them, multiple spinous process fractures are very rare. We present 34-year-old male patient who have multiple spinous process fractures with twelve contiguous levels of cervico-thoracic spine (from C4 to T8) after motorcycle accident. This case is multiple isolated spinous process fractures with good clinical outcome.

Keyword

Clay-shoveler's fracture; Spinous process; Avulsion fracture

MeSH Terms

Adult
Humans
Male
Motorcycles
Spine*
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