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Figure 2: (Original source) A 68-year-old female who suffered a motor vehicle accident. She presented with neck pain and her neurological examination was normal. Axial CT scan showed a type 3 C1 fracture (arrows, a). Note the 6 mm “overhang” of C1 lateral mass over C2 facet on the coronal CT (arrow, b). Magnetic resonance imaging STIR sequence demonstrated transverse atlantal ligamentous disruption (arrow, c). The patient was treated with a rigid collar for 3 months. One-year follow-up CT shows partial healing of the fracture (d). A 2-year follow-up CT showed total healing of the fracture (e) with a stable lateral overhang (f). CT: Computer tomography

Figure 2: (Original source) A 68-year-old female who suffered a motor vehicle accident. She presented with neck pain and her neurological examination was normal. Axial CT scan showed a type 3 C1 fracture (arrows, a). Note the 6 mm “overhang” of C1 lateral mass over C2 facet on the coronal CT (arrow, b). Magnetic resonance imaging STIR sequence demonstrated transverse atlantal ligamentous disruption (arrow, c). The patient was treated with a rigid collar for 3 months. One-year follow-up CT shows partial healing of the fracture (d). A 2-year follow-up CT showed total healing of the fracture (e) with a stable lateral overhang (f). CT: Computer tomography