Year: 1990 Source: The British Journal of Radiology, v.63, no.750, (June 1990),p.495-496 SIEC No: 19910291

This article describes the Hangman’s fracture, which is a traumatic spondylolysis of the 2nd cervical vertebrae occurring after road traffic accidents & hangings. A case history of an attempted self-hanging which caused a different type of fracture associated with soft-tissue injuries- a type III dens fracture- is described. A detailed description of the injury & of a typical Hangman’s fracture is provided. (VM)