Prospective comparison of admission computed tomographic scan and plain films of the upper cervical spine in trauma patients with altered mental status

Paul J. Schenarts, Jose Diaz, Clay Kaiser, Ysela Carrillo, Virginia Eddy, John A. Morris

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Abstract

The accurate evaluation of patients with multiple injuries is logistically complex and time sensitive, and must be cost-effective. We hypothesize that computed tomographic (CT) scan of the upper cervical spine (occiput to C3 [Co-C3]) would add little to the initial evaluation of patients with multiple injuries who have altered mental status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-669
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Trauma
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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