Traditional threshold for retropharyngeal soft-tissue swelling is poorly sensitive for the detection of cervical spine injury on computed tomography in adult trauma patients.


STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To examine the diagnostic value of prevertebral soft-tissue swelling in the setting of cervical spine trauma. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In adult patients with trauma, an increase in the thickness of the retropharyngeal soft tissues is commonly used as a potential indicator of occult injury, but no… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31827f0dc3


6 Figures and Tables