Early MRI findings in stab wound of the cervical spine: two case reports

Alkan A., Baysal T., Sarac K., Sigirci A. , Kutlu R.

NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.64-66, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s002340100646
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.64-66


MR imaging was found to be the most sensitive modality for the detection of spinal cord abnormalities in the acutely injured spine. Although it is reported that traumatic pneumomyelogram indicates a base-of-skull or middle cranial fossa fracture and is almost certainly associated with intracranial subarachnoid air, early MR imaging may demonstrate subarachnoid air in penetrating trauma of the spinal cord without head injury. We report two cervical-spine stab-wound cases, one of which had subarachnoid air on early MR findings.