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The odontoid process fracture (also known as the PEG or dens fracture) occurs where there is a fracture through the odontoid process of C2. In this case a Type 2. Type 2 - fracture at the base of the odontoid ; unstable, and has a high risk of non-union. See more: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/odontoid-fracture

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Type II odontoid fracture treated with trans-articular screw and a Gallie fusion.

When the words "nice odontoid" come out of your mouth, you are an xray tech. When your co-worker comes & gets you because "you do the prettiest reverse waters for odontoid" you smile.

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