Normal lateral cervical spine radiograph: 12 year old

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Fall from bike. Midline cervical tenderness.

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Male

Normal alignment. Normal vertebral bodies. No fracture.

Case Discussion

In paediatric patients, the process of ossification results in vertebral bodies that have a wedged appearance. This is normal and should not be confused with a compression fracture.

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Case information

rID: 48108
Case created: 19th Sep 2016
Last edited: 19th Sep 2016
Tag: rapids
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