Radiological Investigations

  • H. Hacker
Part of the Advances in Neurotraumatology book series (NEUROTRAUMATOL., volume 2)


The patient with suspected vertebral trauma should have a radiological examination immediately to prevent possible further displacement of fragments. Until the radiological work-up is finished and a fracture has been ruled out, the patient is treated as having spinal trauma. If neurological symptoms and signs suggest involvement of the spinal cord or cauda equina, the case is considered to be a radiological emergency.


Spinal Cord Injury Spinal Canal Nucleus Pulposus Plain Film Bone Fragment 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Hacker
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  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyJ. W. Goethe UniversityFrankfurtFederal Republic of Germany

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