Cervical Spine Injuries in Pediatrics: Are Children Small Adults or Not?

Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Apr;40(4):493-8. doi: 10.1007/s00247-009-1527-8.


Diagnosis of cervical spine injuries is crucial whether in children or adults. It is necessary to understand the injuries unique to the developing spine. Equally important is an insight to similarities in injury patterns between adults and children.

MeSH terms

  • Cervical Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*
  • Cervical Vertebrae / pathology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Spinal Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
  • Young Adult