Normal trauma cervical spine

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Trauma with brain contusions.

Patient Data

Age: 24-year-old
Gender: Male
CT

CT Cervical spine

Technique: Non-contrast axial images have been obtained through the cervical spine with posterior multiplanar reconstructions. 

Findings: Alignment of the cervical spine is normal with preservation of body heights and morphology. Vertebral discs keep normal height and attenuation. Capacious vertebral canal and intervertebral foramina. No signs of traumatic lesions. 

Conclusion: Normal cervical spine. 

X-ray

Cervical spine X-ray

Flexure and extension views have been obtained. Normal alignment.

No fracture identified on these images. Normal prevertebral soft tissues.

 

MRI

MRI Cervical spine

Technique: Multiplanar and multisequencial images have been obtained through the cervical spine without contrast administration. 

Findings: Alignment of the cervical spine is normal with preservation of body heights, morphology and bone marrow signal. Vertebral discs keep normal height and attenuation. Capacious vertebral canal and intervertebral foramina. Normal cervical cord. No signs of traumatic lesions. 

Conclusion: Normal cervical spine. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the normal appearance of the cervical spine on X-ray, CT and MRI in a young male patient. For more normal examples like this case, please refer to the article on normal spine imaging examples

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Case information

rID: 41017
Case created: 11th Nov 2015
Last edited: 18th Nov 2015
System: Spine
Tag: rmh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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