Spinal Trauma: An Imaging Approach

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The diagnosis of trauma to the spine -- where the slightest oversight may have catastrophic results -- requires a thorough grasp of the spectrum of resultant pathology as well as the imaging modalities used in making an accurate diagnosis. In Spinal Trauma, the internationally renowned team of experts provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge exposition of the current vital role of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the axial skeleton. Beginning with a valuable clinical perspective of spinal trauma, the book offers the reader a unique overview of the biomechanics underlying the beautifully illustrated pathology of cervical trauma.

Acute trauma topics include:

Optimization of imaging modalities
Malalignment -- signs and significance
Vertebral fractures -- detection and implications
Classification of thoraco-lumbar fractures -- rationale and relevance
Neurovascular injury
Distilling decades of clinical and teaching expertise, the contributors further discuss the current role of imaging in special focus topics, which include:

The pediatric spine
Sports injuries
The rigid spine
Trauma in the elderly
Vertebral collapse, benign and malignant
Spinal trauma therapy
Vertebral fractures and osteoporosis
Neuropathic spine
All throughout the book, the focus is on understanding the injury, and its implications and complications, through "an imaging approach." Complete with hundreds of superb MR images and CT scans, and clear full-color drawings, the authors conclude with a look into the future, defining clinical trends and research directions. Spinal Trauma -- with its broad scope, practical imaging approach, and current focus -- is designed to enhance confidence and accuracy, making it essential reading for clinicians and radiologists at all levels.


1 Understanding Cervical Spinal Trauma: Biomechanics and Pathophysiology 2 Clinical Perspectives in Spinal Injuries 3 Spinal Trauma: Optimizing the Imaging Options 4 Classification of Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures: Rationale and Relevance 5 Malalignment: Signs and Significance 6 Vertebral Injuries: Detection and Implication 7 Neurovascular Injury 8 Trauma to the Pediatric Spine 9.1 Sports Injuries: Spondylolysis 9.2 Sports Injuries: Chronic Overuse Injuries of the Anterior Spine 10 The Rigid Spine 11 Trauma in the Elderly 12 Spinal Trauma: Therapy Options and Outcome 13 Imaging in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: Indications and Benefits 14 Vertebral Fractures and Osteoporosis 15 Vertebral Collapse: Benign and Malignant 16 Neuropathic (Charcot's) Arthropathy of the Spine 17 The Future: Trends and Developments in Spinal Cord Regeneration


Victor N. Cassar-Pullicino, Herwig Imhof
EAN: 9783131374714
ISBN: 3131374713
Untertitel: 250 Illustriert. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Thieme Georg Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 220 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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