Imaging, clearance, and controversies in pediatric cervical spine trauma.

@article{Tat2014ImagingCA,
  title={Imaging, clearance, and controversies in pediatric cervical spine trauma.},
  author={Sonny T Tat and Michelle J Mejia and Robert J Freishtat},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={911-5; quiz 916-8}
}
Diagnosing cervical spine injury in children can be difficult because the clinical examination can be unreliable, and evidence-based consensus guidelines for cervical spine injury evaluation in children have not been established. However, the consequences of cervical spine injuries are significant. Therefore, practitioners should understand common patterns of cervical spine injury in children, the evidence and indications for cervical spine imaging, and which imaging modalities to use. Herein… CONTINUE READING