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Safia Cheeney

and Kathleen R. Fink

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date: 27 January 2022

In this case, hyperflexion injury at C5–C6 resulted in a C5 anterior teardrop fracture, with associated cord contusion and hemorrhage. Although a wide range of pathologies can result in focal cord expansion and edema, including demyelination, transverse myelitis, infarction, and neoplasm, among others, in the setting of significant trauma, the differential diagnosis becomes limited to acute cord injuries.

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