Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2019; 16(01): 45-48
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1700313
Invited Article
Neurotrauma Society of India

Traumatic Cervical Spondyloptosis: Review of Literature and Case Report

Hitesh Inder Singh Rai
1  Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Kanwaljeet Garg
1  Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Publication Date:
23 October 2019 (online)

Introduction

Spondyloptosis is defined as complete intercorporal displacement which was first described in cervical spine by Bhojraj and Shahane.[1] Only a few case reports have been documented in literature as described below in the review of literature.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] Being a rare entity, several different management options have been described in literature ranging from conservative to 540-degree fusions.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] In this article, we have done a thorough review of literature on traumatic cervical spondyloptosis and also included our experience of a case we managed at our center.