Teenager in motor vehicle accident with neck pain

CT of C2 vertebral body / Hangman fracture
Axial CT without contrast of the cervical spine (top) shows a lucency extending through the left C2 facet and another lucency extending through the right transverse process and involving the right transverse foramen which raised concern for possible right vertebral artery injury which was ruled out on a subsequent CT angiogram of the neck. Sagittal 2D reconstructions from the left, center and right of the cervical spine shows lucencies through the left C2 facet (left image), right transverse process (right image) and anterior inferior aspect of the C2 vertebral body (center 2 images).

The diagnosis was a fracture of C2 (Hangman fracture) without anterolisthesis of C2 on C3.