Clin Radiol 2021 12 25;76(12):941.e1-941.e10. Epub 2021 Sep 25.
Department of Radiology, Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil; Department of Radiology, Hospital Do Coração - HCor and Teleimagem, Rua Desembargador Eliseu Guilherme, 53, 7th Floor, 04004-030, São Paulo, Brazil.
The cervical spine is part of the axial skeleton and is responsible for protecting vital structures, such as the spinal cord and the vertebral arteries and veins. Traumatic injury to the cervical spine occurs in approximately 3% of blunt trauma injuries, and approximately 80% are below the level of C2. The AO Spine society divides the spine into four segments: the upper cervical spine (C0-C2), subaxial spine (C3-C7), thoracolumbar spine, and sacral spine. Read More