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Jefferson fracture in a 2-year-old child.

Authors
  • Routt, M L Jr
  • Green, N E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1989
Volume
29
Issue
12
Pages
1710–1712
Identifiers
PMID: 2593203
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Fractures of the atlas vertebra in the pediatric population are very rare, yet must be considered when evaluating a child with neck pain and torticollis. Plain radiographs and computerized tomography should be used in conjunction to confirm the diagnosis.

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