Acutely unstable cervical spine injury with normal CT scan findings: MRI detects ligamentous injury

Andrew M. Erwood*, Taylor J. Abel, Andrew J. Grossbach, Raheel Ahmed, Nader S. Dahdaleh, Brian J. Dlouhy

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

MRI can detect ligamentous injury not detectable with CT scan. The authors present a trauma patient with normal CT imaging despite dislocation on standing radiograph. MRI detected disruption of the C5-C6 posterior ligamentous complex that requires surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume24
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • CT scan
  • Ligamentous spine injury
  • MRI
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spine fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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