Pathological hangman’s fracture after successful renal transplantation

Published online: Dec 30 2006

Shafic Said Al-Nammari, Aadil A. Khan, Jonathon D. Lucas, Khai S. Lam

From St Thomas’ Hospital, London, United Kingdom


Renal osteodystrophy and post renal transplantation bone disease are increasingly common causes of pathological fracture. The authors present the first case of a pathological hangman’s fracture in a patient after successful renal transplantation. An anterior instrumented C2-C4 fusion was performed.