Is cervical spine imaging indicated in gunshot wounds to the cranium?

@article{Chong1998IsCS,
  title={Is cervical spine imaging indicated in gunshot wounds to the cranium?},
  author={Christopher Y L Chong and Drue N Ware and John H. Harris},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1998},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={501-2}
}
BACKGROUND, MATERIALS AND METHODS Because there is no consensus regarding the necessity of imaging the cervical spine of patients who sustain a gunshot wound to the cranium, the cervical spinal radiographs of 53 consecutive patients with gunshot wounds to the cranium admitted to Hermann Hospital, a Level I trauma center, from January of 1993 to January of 1996, were reviewed. RESULTS The cervical spine radiographs of all 53 patients were negative. CONCLUSIONS Cervical spine injury is not… CONTINUE READING