Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 151-153

Chance fracture in an unbelted rear seat passenger

1 Department of Neurological Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Department of Neurological Surgery, University College Hospital; Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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Augustine Abiodun Adeolu
Department of Neurological Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan
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DOI: 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_164_18

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Chance fracture occurs from flexion-distraction injury in motor vehicle road crash usually when the patient is on a seat belt. It is often associated with intra-abdominal injuries. We managed a 22-year old female unbelted rear seat passenger of a bus which was involved in a lone accident. We highlighted the possible mechanism of chance fracture in an unbelted passenger and satisfactory spinal stability on conservative care with neither internal nor external fixation.

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