Cervical spinal canal plasticity in children as determined by the vertebral body ratio technique.

@article{Robinson1990CervicalSC,
  title={Cervical spinal canal plasticity in children as determined by the vertebral body ratio technique.},
  author={M D Robinson and Bruce E Northrup and Reni Sabo},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1990},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={1003-5}
}
The sagittal cervical canal measurement from a plain spine radiography is easy to obtain and has a smaller range than the interpedicular distance. In an effort to standardize the sagittal measurement, a canal ratio, using the vertebral body diameter, has been formulated. If this method is to be used in the pediatric spine, the effect of the growing neuraxis must be considered. Lateral cervical spine radiographs of 301 normal children and adults were evaluated and grouped according to age. The… CONTINUE READING