Congenital spine deformities: A new screening indication for blunt cerebrovascular injuries after cervical trauma?

Christine Capone, Sathyaprasad Burjonrappa

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Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) carry significant morbidity if not diagnosed and treated early. A high index of clinical suspicion is needed to recognize the injury patterns associated with this condition and to order the requisite imaging studies needed to diagnose it accurately. We report of BCVI associated with a congenital cervical spine malformation after blunt trauma. We recommend inclusion of cervical spine malformations to the current Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma screening criteria for BCVI and explain our rationale for the same.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2444-2446
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010



  • Blunt cerebrovascular injuries
  • Carotid dissection
  • Cervical trauma
  • Congenital spine deformity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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