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dc.contributor.authorWeinberg, Laurenceen
dc.contributor.authorHiew, Chee-Yanen
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Douglas Jen
dc.contributor.authorLim, E Jen
dc.contributor.authorHart, Graeme Ken
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-15T23:44:49Z
dc.date.available2015-05-15T23:44:49Z
dc.date.issued2007-02-01en
dc.identifier.citationAnaesthesia and Intensive Care; 35(1): 99-104en
dc.identifier.govdoc17323675en
dc.identifier.otherPUBMEDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10328en
dc.description.abstractThe evaluation of the cervical spine in the unconscious trauma patient is a difficult and controversial topic in trauma management. Conventional cervical clearance protocols consisting of plain radiology and computed tomography may not adequately detect unstable cervical ligament and disc injuries, even though a high-risk mechanism of injury has occurred. We present two cases where cervical clearance protocols, utilising plain X-rays and multi-slice computed tomography, failed to identify significant ligamentous spinal injuries. A delay in diagnosis or a missed spinal injury can lead to delays in treatment, thereby increasing the risk of neurological deterioration with the potential devastating sequela of quadriplegia. Therefore, in the unconscious trauma patient who, by definition, has sustained a high-risk mechanism injury, we routinely recommend the use of magnetic resonance imaging in addition to plain X-rays and computed tomography, to evaluate further discoligamentous status.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherAdulten
dc.subject.otherCervical Vertebrae.injuries.radiographyen
dc.subject.otherComa.complications.etiologyen
dc.subject.otherCraniocerebral Trauma.diagnosis.etiologyen
dc.subject.otherFemaleen
dc.subject.otherGlasgow Coma Scaleen
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherLigaments.injuriesen
dc.subject.otherMagnetic Resonance Imagingen
dc.subject.otherMaleen
dc.subject.otherMultiple Trauma.complicationsen
dc.subject.otherSpinal Fracturesen
dc.subject.otherThoracic Vertebrae.injuries.radiographyen
dc.subject.otherTomography, X-Ray Computeden
dc.titleIsolated ligamentous cervical spinal injury in the polytrauma patient with a head injury.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleAnaesthesia and Intensive Careen
dc.identifier.affiliationAustin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.description.pages99-104en
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17323675en
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
item.languageiso639-1en-
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crisitem.author.deptIntensive Care-
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