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Dens Fracture Type III

Type III Odontoid Fracture: fracture through base of odontoid into body of axis.
It has the best prognosis.

This is an example of dens type III fracture. The first image is an odontoid view, which shows the fracture line extending beyond the base of the dens. The second image is a CT that confirms the fracture in the body of C2.

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