Nekbeseringe by kinders

  • H. C. Swanepoel
  • U Mennen


Cervical spine injuries are often overlooked in young children with multiple injuries while diagnostic accuracy is reduced by difficulties in clinical and radiological investigation. Misinterpretation of normal radiographic appearances of vertebrae at different stages of maturity may lead to diagnostic confusion and inappropriate treatment. Two case histories are presented to illustrate these difficulties and guidelines are suggested to help establish the nature and extent of such injuries in young children.


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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135