Intervertebral disc injury complicating cervical spine trauma.

@article{Rizzolo1991IntervertebralDI,
  title={Intervertebral disc injury complicating cervical spine trauma.},
  author={S J Rizzolo and Mariana Piazza and Jerome M. Cotler and Richard A. Balderston and Dirk Sch{\"a}fer and Adam E. Flanders},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1991},
  volume={16 6 Suppl},
  pages={S187-9}
}
The incidence of acute herniated nucleus pulposus was determined in 55 patients with cervical spine trauma. A standardized protocol and a 1.5-T magnetic resonance image scanner was used to document a 42% incidence of acute herniated nucleus pulposus in patients studied within 72 hours of injury. The incidence of herniated nucleus pulposus was correlated with the patients' presenting neurologic status and mechanism of injury. The incidence of herniated nucleus pulposus was highest in patients… CONTINUE READING