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Posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation in children-role of spiral computed tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15874817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint is an uncommon injury in children. It is not normally well seen on plain films. We report 2 cases where spiral computed tomography with intravenous contrast confirmed the clinical suspicion of sternoclavicular joint dislocation and also allowed assessment of the adjacent mediastinum for possible complications. Emergency physicians should be aware that the use of spiral computed tomography is the procedure of choice in posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation. This is particularly helpful in allowing multiplanar reconstruction to show complications arising in the mediastinum.
Arockia Doss; Isla M Lang; Iwan Roberts; M J Bell; T W D Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-05     Completed Date:  2006-06-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
X-Ray and Imaging, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Dislocations / radiography*
Sternoclavicular Joint / injuries*,  radiography*
Tomography, Spiral Computed*

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