How useful are x-rays in severe paediatric cervical spinal injuries?
Purushothaman, B., Rasmussen, K., Williams, J., Phlllips, N., Brady, R., Duckworth, G., Walsh, M., Labrom, R.D., & Askin, G.N. (2015) How useful are x-rays in severe paediatric cervical spinal injuries? In Williams, Richard (Ed.) 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia, 10-12 April 2015, National Convention Centre, Canberra, A.C.T.
Radiological evaluation of the paediatric cervical spine can be a challenge due to the normal anatomic variants and injuries that are unique to children. We aimed to identify the usefulness of plain X-rays in comparison with CT and MRI in diagnosing Paediatric cervical spinal injuries.
Retrospective review of imaging studies of children diagnosed with paediatric cervical spine injuries who had presented to two tertiary hospitals in Queensland.
There were 38 patients with 18 male and 20 female .The mean age was 8.6 years. Plain Cervical Spine X-rays (3views, AP lateral and open mouth views) were done in 34 patients. The remaining 8 children had a suspected head injury and hence had CT scans of their neck done at the time of CT head scan. Of these images taken, X-rays were diagnostic in 28 (82%) patients.
X- Rays still have a role to play in the diagnosis of pediatric cervical spinal injuries and should be considered as the first line in fully conscious patients and their usefulness should not be overlooked in light of the newer imaging modalities.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Other)|
|Keywords:||radiology, paediatric cervical spine, neck injury, cervical spine injury, emergency department|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Emergency Medicine (110305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
|Divisions:||Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 The Authors|
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2015 01:29|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2015 05:13|
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