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Cervical Posterior Column Injury
Bryson Borg, MD; Jeffrey S. Ross, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Pathology

      • Clinical Issues

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Posterior column of spine defined as structures dorsal to posterior longitudinal ligament
              • Superior and inferior articular facets, articular pillars, lamina and spinous processes
              • Facet joint capsules
              • Ligamentum flavum
              • Interspinous and supraspinous ligaments

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • MR Findings

              • Imaging Recommendations

                PATHOLOGY

                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                  • Presentation

                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                      • Treatment

                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                          Selected References

                          1. Aarabi B et al: Subaxial cervical spine injury classification systems. Neurosurgery. 72 Suppl 2:170-86, 2013
                          2. Bono CM et al: Reproducibility of radiographic measurements for subaxial cervical spine trauma. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 36(17):1374-9, 2011
                          3. Dvorak MF et al: The surgical approach to subaxial cervical spine injuries: an evidence-based algorithm based on the SLIC classification system. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 32(23):2620-9, 2007
                          4. Rabb CH et al: Unilateral cervical facet fractures with subluxation: injury patterns and treatment. J Spinal Disord Tech. 20(6):416-22, 2007
                          5. Vaccaro AR et al: The subaxial cervical spine injury classification system: a novel approach to recognize the importance of morphology, neurology, and integrity of the disco-ligamentous complex. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 32(21):2365-74, 2007
                          6. Moore TA et al: Classification of lower cervical spine injuries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 31(11 Suppl):S37-43; discussion S61, 2006
                          7. Rao SK et al: Spectrum of imaging findings in hyperextension injuries of the neck. Radiographics. 25(5):1239-54, 2005
                          8. Matar LD et al: "Spinolaminar breach": an important sign in cervical spinous process fractures. Skeletal Radiol. 29(2):75-80, 2000
                          9. Zhu Q et al: Traumatic instabilities of the cervical spine caused by high-speed axial compression in a human model. An in vitro biomechanical study. Spine. 24(5):440-4, 1999
                          10. Shanmuganathan K et al: Traumatic isolation of the cervical articular pillar: imaging observations in 21 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 166(4):897-902, 1996
                          11. Plezbert JA et al: Fracture of a lamina in the cervical spine. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 17(8):552-7, 1994
                          12. Shanmuganathan K et al: Rotational injury of cervical facets: CT analysis of fracture patterns with implications for management and neurologic outcome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 163(5):1165-9, 1994
                          13. Goldberg AL et al: Hyperextension injuries of the cervical spine. Magnetic resonance findings. Skeletal Radiol. 18(4):283-8, 1989
                          14. Allen BL Jr et al: A mechanistic classification of closed, indirect fractures and dislocations of the lower cervical spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 7(1):1-27, 1982
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                          KEY FACTS

                          • Imaging

                            • Pathology

                              • Clinical Issues

                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                  • Definitions

                                    • Posterior column of spine defined as structures dorsal to posterior longitudinal ligament
                                      • Superior and inferior articular facets, articular pillars, lamina and spinous processes
                                      • Facet joint capsules
                                      • Ligamentum flavum
                                      • Interspinous and supraspinous ligaments

                                  IMAGING

                                  • General Features

                                    • MR Findings

                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                        PATHOLOGY

                                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                          • Presentation

                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                              • Treatment

                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                  Selected References

                                                  1. Aarabi B et al: Subaxial cervical spine injury classification systems. Neurosurgery. 72 Suppl 2:170-86, 2013
                                                  2. Bono CM et al: Reproducibility of radiographic measurements for subaxial cervical spine trauma. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 36(17):1374-9, 2011
                                                  3. Dvorak MF et al: The surgical approach to subaxial cervical spine injuries: an evidence-based algorithm based on the SLIC classification system. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 32(23):2620-9, 2007
                                                  4. Rabb CH et al: Unilateral cervical facet fractures with subluxation: injury patterns and treatment. J Spinal Disord Tech. 20(6):416-22, 2007
                                                  5. Vaccaro AR et al: The subaxial cervical spine injury classification system: a novel approach to recognize the importance of morphology, neurology, and integrity of the disco-ligamentous complex. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 32(21):2365-74, 2007
                                                  6. Moore TA et al: Classification of lower cervical spine injuries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 31(11 Suppl):S37-43; discussion S61, 2006
                                                  7. Rao SK et al: Spectrum of imaging findings in hyperextension injuries of the neck. Radiographics. 25(5):1239-54, 2005
                                                  8. Matar LD et al: "Spinolaminar breach": an important sign in cervical spinous process fractures. Skeletal Radiol. 29(2):75-80, 2000
                                                  9. Zhu Q et al: Traumatic instabilities of the cervical spine caused by high-speed axial compression in a human model. An in vitro biomechanical study. Spine. 24(5):440-4, 1999
                                                  10. Shanmuganathan K et al: Traumatic isolation of the cervical articular pillar: imaging observations in 21 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 166(4):897-902, 1996
                                                  11. Plezbert JA et al: Fracture of a lamina in the cervical spine. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 17(8):552-7, 1994
                                                  12. Shanmuganathan K et al: Rotational injury of cervical facets: CT analysis of fracture patterns with implications for management and neurologic outcome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 163(5):1165-9, 1994
                                                  13. Goldberg AL et al: Hyperextension injuries of the cervical spine. Magnetic resonance findings. Skeletal Radiol. 18(4):283-8, 1989
                                                  14. Allen BL Jr et al: A mechanistic classification of closed, indirect fractures and dislocations of the lower cervical spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 7(1):1-27, 1982