Frequency and importance of transverse process fractures in the lumbar vertebrae at helical abdominal CT in patients with trauma.

@article{Patten2000FrequencyAI,
  title={Frequency and importance of transverse process fractures in the lumbar vertebrae at helical abdominal CT in patients with trauma.},
  author={Randall M. Patten and S R Gunberg and D K Brandenburger},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={215 3},
  pages={831-4}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the frequency and importance of transverse process fractures of lumbar vertebrae identified at helical computed tomography (CT) in patients with blunt abdominal trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Helical abdominal CT scans in 536 consecutive patients with a history of blunt abdominal trauma were prospectively evaluated for transverse process fractures of the lumbar spine. The number and level of fractures were categorized and correlated to the retrospective and initial… CONTINUE READING

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