Hong Kong Med J 2008;14:324-6 | Number 4, August 2008
Bilateral cervical spondylolysis in a young Chinese woman presenting with a neck injury
Annie CW Tam, John LY Leung, KY Lau, PK Yee
Department of Radiology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai, Hong Kong
Cervical spondylolysis is an uncommon entity. It is important to recognise its characteristic radiological features and differentiate it from acute cervical fractures or dislocations in patients with neck injuries. We report the relevant clinical and radiological findings seen in a young Chinese woman managed in our hospital after a neck injury who was ultimately diagnosed with bilateral cervical spondylolysis with spondylolisthesis at C6.
Key words: Spondylolisthesis; Spondylolysis; Tomography, X-ray computed
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