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Cervical spine injury in children: A case report and literature review

T Nebhani, H Bakkali, L Belyamani

Abstract


Traumatic injuries of the cervical spine are less common in children than in adults. But may be associated with significant disability and mortality. Pediatric victims of blunt trauma have mechanisms of injury, developmental and  anatomic characteristics different than the adults. The purpose of this  observation is to highlight the differences between the adult and pediatric cervical spine. We report below the case of spinal cord cut occurs to a very young girl after a motor vehicle accident.



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