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Cervical vertebral fracture: A report of two cases of “Near-Miss” C6 fractures

Ren, Yi Kow and Ab. Wahid, Hazwan and Jaya Kumar, Ruben and Mor Japar Khan, Ed Simor Khan and Komahen, Colin and Chooi, Leng Low (2018) Cervical vertebral fracture: A report of two cases of “Near-Miss” C6 fractures. International E-Journal of Science, Medicine & Education (IeJSME), 12 (1). pp. 21-26. ISSN 2231-8194 (In Press)

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Cervical spine injury is commonly associated with road-traffic accidents. The true incidence of cervical spine injuries is unknown due to under-reporting of such injuries. Cervical spine injury is associated with high morbidity and mortality if it is missed. With the advancement of imaging modalities, the number of missed cervical injuries has reduced. Nevertheless, some clinicians are dependent solely on imaging tools to rule out cervical spine injury in a trauma victim. We report two cases of a “near miss” C6 fracture to highlight the importance of a detailed clinical history and clinical examination with imaging as an adjunct to rule out cervical injury.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 5579/63495
Uncontrolled Keywords: cervical fracture; trauma; spine; radiology; computed tomography; magnetic resonance imaging.
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: DR ED SIMOR KHAN KHAN
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 14:07
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63495

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