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Fatal airbag-mediated atlanto-occipital dislocation in a child

Hassan, Radhiana and Mohd Yusof, Mubarak and Kamarudin, Norie Azilah (2010) Fatal airbag-mediated atlanto-occipital dislocation in a child. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences , 17 (4). pp. 67-70. ISSN 1394-195X

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An atlanto-occipital dislocation is a rare airbag-induced injury in trauma patients. We report a case of an atlanto-occipital dislocation in a 6-year-old patient who was an unrestrained passenger in the front seat of a vehicle involved in a low-speed motor vehicle accident. This case illustrates the fatal threat of airbag deployment to the child passenger travelling in the vehicle front seat even in a low-speed collision, and supports the recommendation that children under 12 years of age travelling in vehicles with dual airbag systems should be seated in the back.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5685/1787
Uncontrolled Keywords: bags, atlanto-occipital joint, child, dislocation, traffic accidents, trauma
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Dr Radhiana Hassan
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 12:20
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2011 12:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1787

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