Spinal Cord Injury in the Pediatric Patient

David J. Mathison*, Nadja Kadom, Steven E. Krug

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in pediatrics, although uncommon, can be devastating. Whereas there have been many evidence-based adult trials in SCI management, the data in the pediatric population are limited. Researchers continue to explore both clinical and radiographic guidelines to help better identify potential SCI without adding significant cost burden or potentially deleterious radiation. Treatment options, although promising, remain limited in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-123
Number of pages18
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • SCIWORA
  • cervical spine clearance
  • cervical spine injury
  • immobilization
  • pediatrics
  • seat belt syndrome
  • spinal cord injury
  • spinal fracture
  • steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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