SCIWORA

SCIWORA is the abbreviation of spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality 1,2. This may be an indication for MRI when there is a persisting, objective myelopathy after a traumatic event with normal plain film and CT findings. It accounts for ~10% of spinal cord injuries

Epidemiology

Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality is more common in the pediatric population.

History and etymology

Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality was first described by Pang et al, in 1982 1,2.

Article information

rID: 9442
Tag: spine
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA)

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