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  1. Association of head trauma with cervical spine injury, spinal cord injury, or both.

    Article - En anglais

    Background 

    Links between cervical spine and/or spinal cord injuries and head trauma have not been reported in detail.

    Methods 

    188 patients with cervical spine and/or spinal cord injury were divided into two groups, i.e., with upper cervical and mid-lower cervical injury, and compared for head injury.

    Results 

    Associated head trauma was investigated in 188 patients with cervical spine and/or spinal cord injuries ; 35% had moderate or severe injuries.

    Brain damage was more frequently observed in patients with upper cervical injury than in those with mid to lower cervical injury.

    Those patients with upper cervical injury appeared to have an elevated risk of suffering skull base fractures, traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, and contusional hemotoma.

    Conclusions 

    Approximately one third of patients with cervical spine and/or spinal cord injuries had moderate or severe head injuries.

    Brain damage was more frequently associated with upper cervical injury.

    Those patients with upper cervical injury are at greater risk of suffering from skull base fractures and severe intracranial hematomas than those with mid to lower cervical injury.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Rachis cervical, Homme, Moelle épinière, Association, Crânioencéphalique, Symptomatologie, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Indice gravité, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Crâne pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Cervical spine, Human, Spinal cord, Association, Craniocerebral, Symptomatology, Epidemiology, Incidence, Severity score, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Spinal cord disease, Cerebral disorder, Skull disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0207076

    Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 16/11/1999.