Airway management in adults after cervical spine trauma.

@article{Crosby2006AirwayMI,
  title={Airway management in adults after cervical spine trauma.},
  author={Edward T. Crosby},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={104 6},
  pages={
          1293-318
        }
}
Cervical spinal injury occurs in 2% of victims of blunt trauma; the incidence is increased if the Glasgow Coma Scale score is less than 8 or if there is a focal neurologic deficit. Immobilization of the spine after trauma is advocated as a standard of care. A three-view x-ray series supplemented with computed tomography imaging is an effective imaging strategy to rule out cervical spinal injury. Secondary neurologic injury occurs in 2-10% of patients after cervical spinal injury; it seems to be… CONTINUE READING

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