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Traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation in children: review and report of five cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2027807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation has usually been considered incompatible with life. However, reports on survivors stress the need for early clinical diagnosis of this condition, particularly in the context of multiple trauma, in order to avoid life-threatening diagnostic manipulations and to provide adequate treatment. Five instances of atlanto-occipital dislocation in children observed during the last two years prompted this report, since four of them survived only temporarily. The radiologic and computed tomographic (CT) findings have been reevaluated. Use of metrizamide CT is advised in clinically suspected cases with inconclusive radiologic workup.
A Cohen; M Hirsch; M Katz; S Sofer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0749-5161     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-11     Completed Date:  1991-06-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Atlanto-Occipital Joint / injuries*,  radiography
Child, Preschool
Dislocations / radiography*
Multiple Trauma / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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