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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799857/delayed-osteomyelitis-resulting-from-an-extension-injury-of-the-cervical-spine-case-report
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Victoria Palmer, Randolph B Cohen, Bruce Braffman, Douglas L Brockmeyer, Heather S Spader
Osteomyelitis of the cervical spine is an exceedingly rare lesion in pediatric practice and is caused by a variety of mechanisms. The authors present a case in which cervical osteomyelitis presented in a delayed manner after the patient experienced a stable cervical extension injury at the C4-5 level. On review of the original images, the authors noted a likely perforation in the retropharyngeal space. This case highlights the risk of retropharyngeal injury in cervical trauma, with the seldom-seen complication of osteomyelitis as a result...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771414/pediatric-atv-injuries-in-a-statewide-sample-2004-to-2014
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Mariano Garay, Joseph Hess, Douglas Armstrong, William Hennrikus
OBJECTIVES: To establish the incidence, mortality rate, and fracture location of pediatric patients injured while using an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) over an 11-year period. METHODS: A retrospective study using a state trauma database for patients ages 0 to 17 years who sustained injuries while using an ATV. Thirty-two pediatric and adult trauma centers within the state were evaluated from January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2014. RESULTS: The inclusion criteria were met by 1912 patients...
August 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713667/absent-congenital-cervical-pedicle-nearly-misdiagnosed-as-a-facet-dislocation-a-case-report
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Scott Safir, Jonathan Rasouli, Jeremy Steinberger, Branko Skovrlj, Amish Doshi, Konstantinos Margetis, Saadi Ghatan
BACKGROUND: Cervical spinal injury encompasses up to 1.5% of all pediatric injuries. Children, and more specifically infants, are a difficult subset of patients to obtain neurological exam in the setting of trauma, thus necessitating the use of cervical X-rays, CT scans, and MRI imaging. CASE DESCRIPTION: A healthy, 15-month-old boy had an unwitnessed fall down a flight of stairs and received a CT scan of the head and cervical spine in the emergency department due to cephalohematoma and mechanism of injury...
September 2017: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710045/management-of-pediatric-atlantoaxial-rotatory-subluxation-with-a-simple-hand-made-cervical-traction-device-doing-more-with-less
#4
Mohammad Sadegh Masoudi, Nima Derakhshan, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Tayebeh Sadeghpoor
Atlanto-axial (C1- C2) joint is accountable for up to two third of total axial craniocervical rotation. Its major role in pivotal rotation of cervical spine makes it more vulnerable to a certain type of injury known as atlanto-axial rotatory subluxation (AARS). Management of AARS is based on the Fielding classification which includes closed reduction and immobilization and cervical fusion in unstable cases. There are several cervical traction devices including the Gardner-Wells tongs and halter traction device...
July 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678026/transoral-closed-reduction-of-fixed-atlanto-axial-rotatory-subluxation-aars-in-childhood-and-adolescence
#5
Dezsoe Jeszenszky, Tamas Fekete, Frank Kleinstück, Daniel Haschtmann, Markus Loibl
Atlanto-axial rotatory-subluxation (AARS) is the most common pediatric cervical spine injury. Patients usually present with contralateral rotation and inclination of the upper cervical spine after minor trauma, or associated with an infection of the upper respiratory tract. According to the authors, initial management of patients with acute and chronic AARS type I-II should comprise closed reduction and immobilization with a cervical collar or a Halo-Body-Jacket. Surgical options of open reduction or C1/2 fusion should be restricted to irreducible or recurrent subluxations...
July 3, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665242/changes-in-use-of-cervical-spine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-pediatric-patients-with-nonaccidental-trauma
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Ahyuda Oh, Michael Sawvel, David Heaner, Amina Bhatia, Andrew Reisner, R Shane Tubbs, Joshua J Chern
OBJECTIVE Past studies have suggested correlations between abusive head trauma and concurrent cervical spine (c-spine) injury. Accordingly, c-spine MRI (cMRI) has been increasingly used in radiographic assessments. This study aimed to determine trends in cMRI use and treatment, and outcomes related to c-spine injury in children with nonaccidental trauma (NAT). METHODS A total of 503 patients with NAT who were treated between 2009 and 2014 at a single pediatric health care system were identified from a prospectively maintained database...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656384/x-ray-vs-ct-in-identifying-significant-c-spine-injuries-in-the-pediatric-population
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Andrew T Hale, Abraham Alvarado, Amita K Bey, Sumit Pruthi, Gregory A Mencio, Christopher M Bonfield, Jeffrey E Martus, Robert P Naftel
PURPOSE: Evaluation of cervical spine injury (CSI) in children requires rapid, yet accurate assessment of damage. Given concerns of radiation exposure, expert consensus advises that computed tomography (CT) should be used sparingly. However, CT can provide superior image resolution and detection of pathology. Herein, we evaluate if X-ray offers equal diagnostic accuracy compared to CT imaging in identifying CSI in children. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study between October 2000 and March 2012 of pediatric patients evaluated for cervical spine injury at a level 1 trauma center...
June 27, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640778/a-cohort-study-of-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-screening-in-children-are-they-just-little-adults
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Mackenzie R Cook, Cordelie E Witt, Robert H Bonow, Eileen M Bulger, Ken F Linnau, Saman Arbabi, Bryce R H Robinson, Joseph Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) are rare with nonspecific predictors, making optimal screening critical. Radiation concerns magnify these issues in children. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) criteria, the Utah score (US) and the Denver criteria (DC) have been advocated for pediatric BCVI screening, though direct comparison is lacking. We hypothesized that current screening guidelines inaccurately identify pediatric BCVI. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of pediatric trauma patients treated from 2005-2015 with radiographically confirmed BCVI...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603566/current-concepts-in-pediatric-cervical-spine-trauma
#9
Kunal Shah, Agnivesh Tikoo, Manish K Kothari, Abhay Nene
BACKGROUND: Pediatric spinal trauma is rare and challenging entity. Although cervical spine is commonly affected, it is often missed on routine imaging investigations. Therefore better understanding of growing spine and its patho-physiology is crucial. METHODS: Articles related to pediatric cervical trauma were searched on Pubmed and other online research data banks. We have summarized unique anatomy of pediatric spine, investigations followed by common injury patterns, their diagnostic challenges and management...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583488/non-invasive-methods-to-maintain-cervical-spine-position-after-pediatric-tracheal-resections
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Kahren K Aydinyan, Jonathan D Day, Gina M Troiano, G Paul Digoy
OBJECTIVES: To present our experience with two methods of neck stabilization after pediatric tracheal resection with primary anastomosis as possible alternatives to the traditional chest-chin suture. METHODS: Children undergoing tracheal resection and/or cricotracheal resection with anastomosis under tension were placed in cervical spine flexion postoperatively with either a chest-chin (Grillo) suture, an Aspen cervical collar or Trulife Johnson cervical-thoracic orthosis (CTO)...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554184/vertebral-artery-dissection-in-a-bouncy-castle-injury-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Valeria Ripa, Timur M Urakov, Sarah C Jernigan
There is an increased rate of injuries associated with activities on bouncy castles. The purpose of this article was to describe the case of a 6-year-old boy who sustained a brain infarct as a consequence of a left posterior inferior cerebellar artery dissection due to improper landing in a bouncy castle and who required a suboccipital craniotomy. The second goal was to outline the literature review regarding cervical trauma related to trampoline or bouncy castle accidents in pediatric populations. Based on the described case and reviewed studies, bouncy castle or any other activity resulting in hyperflexion or hyperextension of the neck should be carefully evaluated for cervical spine fractures and vascular injuries...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550896/pediatric-near-drowning-events-do-they-warrant-trauma-team-activation
#12
Pranit N Chotai, Lisa Manning, Benjamin Eithun, Joshua C Ross, James W Eubanks, Chad Hamner, Ankush Gosain
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of traumatic injuries, factors associated with mortality, and need for pediatric trauma surgery involvement for drowning and near-drowning events in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review board-approved, retrospective chart review was performed at three American College of Surgeons-verified Pediatric Trauma Centers (2011-2014). Patients with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes or E-codes for fatal-nonfatal drowning, fall into water, accidental drowning, or submersion were included...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473948/purely-ligamentous-flexion-distraction-injury-in-a-five-year-old-child-treated-with-surgical-management
#13
Ryan M Schiedo, William Lavelle, Nathaniel R Ordway, Tarush Rustagi, Mike H Sun
Chance fractures by definition are a type of flexion-distraction injury with concomitant vertebral body fracture. Although uncommon in the pediatric population, they are associated with motor vehicle accidents and typically involve the thoraco-lumbar spine. Injury occurs when the spine rotates about a fixed axis, such as a lap belt. Our case reports the management of a five-year-old girl involved in a head-on collision who suffered a purely ligamentous flexion-distraction injury (Chance-type injury, without bone involvement) at the L2-L3 vertebral level...
April 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466094/periosteal-turndown-flap-for-posterior-occipitocervical-fusion-a-technique-review
#14
Siamak Yasmeh, Adrienne Quinn, Liam Harris, Austin E Sanders, Ted Sousa, David L Skaggs, Lindsay M Andras
PURPOSE: Recently, several authors have proposed techniques for improving the fusion rate in pediatric posterior occipitocervical fusion including a variety of implants and the use of bone morphogenetic protein. A technique by Koop et al. using a periosteal flap for occipitocervical arthrodesis was described in 1984. METHODS: A straight incision is made about the posterior neck to expose the occipitocervical region from the inion superiorly to the lowest cervical vertebrae to be fused inferiorly...
May 2, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429117/a-comparison-of-mcgrath-mac%C3%A2-and-standard-direct-laryngoscopy-in-simulated-immobilized-cervical-spine-pediatric-intubation-a-manikin-study
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Marcin Madziala, Jacek Smereka, Marek Dabrowski, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
Emergency airway management in children is generally considered to be challenging, and endotracheal intubation requires a high level of personal skills and experience. Immobilization of the cervical spine is indicated in all patients with the risk of any cervical spine injury but significantly aggravates endotracheal intubation. The best airway device in this setting has not been established yet, although the use of videolaryngoscopes is generally promising. Seventy-five moderately experienced paramedics of the Emergency Medical Service of Poland performed endotracheal intubations in a pediatric manikin in three airway scenarios: (A) normal airway, (B) manual in-line cervical immobilization, and (C) cervical immobilization using a Patriot cervical extrication collar and using two airway techniques: (1) McGrath videolaryngoscope and (2) Macintosh blade in a randomized sequence...
June 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350952/future-advances-in-spine-surgery-the-aospine-north-america-perspective
#16
Michael G Fehlings, Christopher S Ahuja, Thomas Mroz, Wellington Hsu, James Harrop
This focus issue highlights state-of-the-art techniques, equipment, and practices in the modern era of spine surgery while providing a glimpse into the next generation of patient care. A broad range of topics are presented to cover the full spectrum of the field. Degenerative diseases are discussed in a series of 3 articles on (1) pathophysiology, management, and surgical approaches to degenerative cervical myelopathy; (2) novel approaches to degenerative thoracolumbar disease (eg, interspinous process spacers, minimally invasive/endoscopic approaches); and (3) animal models and emerging therapeutics in degenerative disk disease...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321388/association-of-atlanto-occipital-dislocation-retroclival-hematoma-and-hydrocephalus-management-and-survival-in-a-pediatric-patient
#17
Isaac L Lee, Luis F Vasquez, Alan H Tyroch, Todd T Trier
Atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is an injury with high morbidity and mortality. We present a case of survival of a pediatric patient with the diagnoses of AOD, retroclival hematoma, and resulting hydrocephalus. The patient's cervical spine was stabilized until occipital-cervical fusion provided definitive treatment, and the hydrocephalus was treated with a ventriculostomy. The patient survived with no neurological deficits. A better understanding and awareness of the radiologic criteria of AOD will lead to earlier recognition of AOD and improved outcomes, even in the presence of complications from AOD...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306628/pediatric-spinal-cord-injury-without-radiographic-abnormality-in-the-era-of-advanced-imaging
#18
Caitlin A Farrell, Megan Hannon, Lois K Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review describes the current evidence on pediatric spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) with attention to the definition, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of the condition, as well as common MRI findings, management strategies, and outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature demonstrates that with more widespread MRI use, our understanding of SCIWORA has improved. The new literature, although still limited, provides a more granular conceptualization of patterns of injury as well as potential prognostic stratification of patients based on MRI findings...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141768/atlantoaxial-rotatory-subluxation-in-children
#19
Elizabeth C Powell, Jeffrey R Leonard, Cody S Olsen, David M Jaffe, Jennifer Anders, Julie C Leonard
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric cervical injuries are uncommon. This study was to describe injury circumstances, clinical findings, and management among children diagnosed with atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (AARS) to aid in its recognition and management. METHODS: Subanalysis of a large case-control study from January 2000 to December 2004 in 17 hospitals in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network was performed. Cases were children younger than 16 years with AARS after blunt trauma (n = 55); controls were (a) children with other cervical spine injuries (other CSI, n = 485) and (b) those with normal imaging of the cervical spine (non-CSI, n = 1060)...
February 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121977/bilateral-upper-extremity-hyperesthesia-and-absence-of-neck-tenderness-in-four-adolescent-athletes-with-cervical-spine-injuries
#20
Jay Douglas Fisher, Elizabeth Lewis Thorpe
Cervical spine injury in the pediatric athlete is an uncommon but potentially devastating condition that can require a heightened index of suspicion to correctly diagnose. Although some cervical spine injuries present overtly with paraplegia due to cord transection, others can present more subtly with symptoms suggestive of bilateral peripheral neuropathy. Patients with traumatic brachial neuropraxia or "stinger" physiology can present similarly, but symptoms are exclusively unilateral. We present 4 patients with bilateral upper extremity hyperesthesias and absence of tenderness over the cervical vertebral landmarks who were subsequently diagnosed with cervical spine injuries...
January 24, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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