A missed diagnosis of the cervical spine fracture. An autopsy case report and literature review


DURAK D. , Eren B., FEDAKAR R. , Turkmen N.

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, vol.110, no.9, pp.574-575, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 110 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.574-575

Abstract

We report an autopsy case of a 64-year-old man who was injured by a falling tree on his head, caused a cervical spine fracture and the injury was diagnosed by an autopsy. The goal of this study was to analyze the reasons for the missed diagnosis to provide recommendations for the optimal examination of patients with suspected cervical spine injuries (Fig. 1, Ref. 10). Full Text (Free, PDF) www.bmj.sk.