To review the traumatic craniocervical junction injuries and subaxial cervical spine lesions according to the Subaxial Injury Classification and Scoring system (SLICS).
The emergency radiology department is full of real emergencies and full of those call "emergencies".
most of the tests we perform belong to the latter group.
Only relatively few explorations directly influence in the morbidity and mortality of the patient throughout the 24 hours we are at the workstation.
In this context,
we have the polytraumatized patient: an integral new variety of options.
No patient is alike,
in the same sense that polytrauma patients are...
Findings and procedure details
Anatomy and cervical biomechanics
The cervical spine consists of seven bones (C1–C7) and it is divided into two regions.
The occipital-atlanto-axial region,
where fractures involving occipital condyles,
the atlas (C1) and the axis (C2),
will be studied,
and the subaxial region which extends from C3 to C7,
in which a pattern of lesions translatable to the rest of the vertebras is observed.
there exist two groups of bone-ligament...
In today’s medicine,
and particularly in the emergency room,
the radiologist has ceased to be a secondary actor in order to become a co-star in the decision-making process.
Traumatic cervical fractures are an acute and prevalent pathology which directly and immediately impact on the morbidity and mortality of patients with multiple injuries or cervical trauma.
To know the “WHATs”: “what to think”,
“what to do”,
“what to look for”,
are critical questions that we should all...
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