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Spinal Fracture
John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Bizimungu R et al: Thoracic spine fracture in the panscan era. Ann Emerg Med. 76(2):143-8, 2020
                                  2. Conger A et al: Diagnostic imaging pitfalls of upper thoracic spine fractures. Pain Med. 21(5):1079-81, 2020
                                  3. Khoury L et al: Management of thoracic and lumbar spine fractures: is MRI necessary in patients without neurological deficits? Am Surg. 85(3):306-11, 2019
                                  4. Khurana B et al: Is focused magnetic resonance imaging adequate for treatment decision making in acute traumatic thoracic and lumbar spine fractures seen on whole spine computed tomography? Spine J. 19(3):403-10, 2019
                                  5. Morgenstern M et al: The unstable thoracic cage injury: the concomitant sternal fracture indicates a severe thoracic spine fracture. Injury. 47(11):2465-72, 2016
                                  6. Looby S et al: Spine trauma. Radiol Clin North Am. 49(1):129-63, 2011
                                  7. Bernstein M: Easily missed thoracolumbar spine fractures. Eur J Radiol. 74(1):6-15, 2010
                                  8. Vialle LR et al: Thoracic spine fractures. Injury. 36 Suppl 2(B65-72, 2005
                                  9. Patel RV et al: Evaluation and treatment of spinal injuries in the patient with polytrauma. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 422):43-54, 2004
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                                  References
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Pathology

                                        • Clinical Issues

                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Bizimungu R et al: Thoracic spine fracture in the panscan era. Ann Emerg Med. 76(2):143-8, 2020
                                                                  2. Conger A et al: Diagnostic imaging pitfalls of upper thoracic spine fractures. Pain Med. 21(5):1079-81, 2020
                                                                  3. Khoury L et al: Management of thoracic and lumbar spine fractures: is MRI necessary in patients without neurological deficits? Am Surg. 85(3):306-11, 2019
                                                                  4. Khurana B et al: Is focused magnetic resonance imaging adequate for treatment decision making in acute traumatic thoracic and lumbar spine fractures seen on whole spine computed tomography? Spine J. 19(3):403-10, 2019
                                                                  5. Morgenstern M et al: The unstable thoracic cage injury: the concomitant sternal fracture indicates a severe thoracic spine fracture. Injury. 47(11):2465-72, 2016
                                                                  6. Looby S et al: Spine trauma. Radiol Clin North Am. 49(1):129-63, 2011
                                                                  7. Bernstein M: Easily missed thoracolumbar spine fractures. Eur J Radiol. 74(1):6-15, 2010
                                                                  8. Vialle LR et al: Thoracic spine fractures. Injury. 36 Suppl 2(B65-72, 2005
                                                                  9. Patel RV et al: Evaluation and treatment of spinal injuries in the patient with polytrauma. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 422):43-54, 2004