Pediatric cervical spine injuries: a comprehensive review

Childs Nerv Syst. 2011 May;27(5):705-17. doi: 10.1007/s00381-010-1342-4. Epub 2010 Nov 21.


Introduction: Cervical spine injuries can be life-altering issues in the pediatric population. The aim of the present paper was to review this literature.

Conclusions: A comprehensive knowledge of the special anatomy and biomechanics of the spine of children is essential in diagnosis and treating issues related to spine injuries.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Spinal Cord Injuries*
  • Spinal Injuries*