Spinal Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury

  • A. E. Flanders


Spinal trauma is one of the most common maladies encountered in the emergency room setting. This is especially true in major trauma centers. While the majority of these patients requires minimal supportive care for ligamentous or muscular sprain, a significant proportion of these patients will endure vertebral fractures, spinal instability, neurologic deficits and associated visceral injury depending upon the severity of the initial trauma and mechanism of injury. In the most severe cases, the patient develops a concomitant spinal cord injury.


Spinal Cord Injury Vertebral Artery Multi Detector Compute Tomography Vertebral Artery Injury Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Flanders
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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