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The floppy infant: a new manifestation of nonaccidental injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8835208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 9-week-old infant who sustained a nonaccidental cervical spine fracture with spinal cord injury is reported. Such an injury has not been previously reported in such a young child. The clinical features raised initial difficulties in diagnosis, and management was hampered by the lack of recorded experience of such an injury in such a young infant. Conservative management was employed and the infant has made a partial recovery. The distinctive features of spinal injury in young children are discussed.
N H Thomas; L Robinson; A Evans; P Bullock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-04     Completed Date:  1996-12-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Neurology, Guy's Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Battered Child Syndrome / diagnosis*
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Dislocations / diagnosis*
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Muscle Hypotonia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Neurologic Examination
Spinal Cord Compression / diagnosis*
Spinal Fractures / complications,  diagnosis*

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