Spinal Trauma: An Imaging Approach

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Thieme, 2006 - Medical - 240 pages
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The diagnosis of trauma to the spine -- where the slightest oversight may
have catastrophic results -- requires a thorough grasp of the spectrum of
resultant pathology as well as the imaging modalities used in making an accurate
diagnosis. In Spinal Trauma, the internationally renowned team of experts
provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge exposition of the current vital role of
imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the axial skeleton.
Beginning with a valuable clinical perspective of spinal trauma, the book offers
the reader a unique overview of the biomechanics underlying the beautifully
illustrated pathology of cervical trauma.

Acute trauma topics include:


  • Optimization of imaging modalities
  • Malalignment -- signs and significance
  • Vertebral fractures -- detection and implications
  • Classification of thoraco-lumbar fractures -- rationale
    and relevance
  • Neurovascular injury


Distilling decades of clinical and teaching expertise, the contributors further discuss the current role of imaging in special focus topics, which include:


  • The pediatric spine
  • Sports injuries
  • The rigid spine
  • Trauma in the elderly
  • Vertebral collapse, benign and malignant
  • Spinal trauma therapy
  • Vertebral fractures and osteoporosis
  • Neuropathic spine

All throughout the book, the focus is
on understanding the injury, and its implications and complications, through "an
imaging approach." Complete with hundreds of superb MR images and CT
scans, and clear full-color drawings, the authors conclude with a look into the
future, defining clinical trends and research directions. Spinal Trauma -- with
its broad scope, practical imaging approach, and current focus -- is designed to
enhance confidence and accuracy, making it essential reading for clinicians and
radiologists at all levels.

 

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Contents

Clinical Perspectives on Spinal Injuries
1
Standards for Neurological Examination
7
Trends and Developments in Spinal
17
Cruciform Ligament Apical Ligament Vertebral Injury
28
Optimizing the Imaging Options
36
Specific Scenarios and Technical Considerations
47
Rationale and Relevance
55
The LoadSharing Classification 57 The Concept of Stability
62
Indications for Imaging 138 Signs
139
The Rigid Spine
155
References
165
Clinical Features 166 Imaging Features
172
Flexion Rotation
178
Urological Investigations 196 Pressure Sores
197
Vertebral Fractures and Osteoporosis
203
Vertebral CollapseBenign or Malignant
213

Cervicocranium OcciputC2C3 Interspace
75
Detection and Implications
81
Footprints of Vertebral Injurythe ABCS
93
Neurovascular Injury
100
of Acute Spinal Cord Injury 100 Conclusion
111
AtlantoAxial Dislocation
121
Birth Injury 117 Physeal Injury
131
Clinical Evaluation 213 Methods
220
Differential Diagnosis
228
Future TrendsRole of Imaging
232
Lateral Mass 20 plmOuS PTOCeSS FTactureS
235
Treatment
238
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Neurosurgeon, U.O.C. Neurochirurgia 1, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria, Policlinico Santa Maria alle Scotte, Siena, Italy

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