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28 Possible Causes for Abnormal X-Ray of the Cervical Spine, Neck Edema

  • Ludwig's Angina

    Tongue protrusion culminating in rapid and progressive airway obstruction. 11.  As disease continues – swelling of neck , edema of glottis occur  Causes serious risk of[] During the following hours, neck and tongue edema developed. He was started on broad-spectrum antibiotics empirically.[] Similarly, a tracheostomy is extremely difficult because of the inability of the patient to lie supine and the presence of significant neck edema.[]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    In complex cases, an emergency tracheotomy may be required to prevent upper airway obstruction caused by edema in the neck.[] The edema is most pronounced in the head and neck. Epiglottitis causes fever, difficulty swallowing, drooling, and stridor.[] Enlarge Print Summary Table Condition Characteristics Angioedema Painless nonpitting edema most pronounced in the head and neck Epiglotittis Fever, difficulty swallowing,[]

  • Cervical Rib Syndrome

    Cervical spine and chest x-rays are important in the identification of bony abnormalities (such as cervical ribs or a “peaked C7 transverse processes) Medical Management Nonsteroidal[] […] loss; PARESTHESIAS; ISCHEMIA; and EDEMA.[] Clinical manifestations may include pain in the neck and shoulder which radiates into the upper extremity, PARESIS or PARALYSIS of brachial plexus innervated muscles; sensory[]

  • Cervical Spine Fracture

    On the left images of a patient who has been in a car accident and complained of neck pain. The x-rays were normal and there were no neurological symptoms.[] The findings are: Edema in the posterior soft tissues indicating a hyperflexion injury Edema in the vertebrae of the lower C-spine and upper T-spine indicating bone bruise[]

  • Gonadal Dysgenesis

    X-ray of the cervical, dorsal, and lumbar spine revealed fusion of L1 and L2 vertebrae and scoliosis of dorsal spine with no abnormalities in cervical spine [Figure 2] .[] Computed tomography scan of the head and neck revealed the presence of brain edema, hydrocephalous, and a localized hypodense lesion in the hypothalamus.[]

  • Spina Bifida Occulta

    Cervical spine x-ray films showed occult spina bifida from C-1 to T-1 associated with an abnormal long club-like bone located parallel to the epidural space between C-5 and[] There was no phonophobia, vomiting or periorbital edema.[] Table 2 Hypersensitive areas of the neck Groove behind mastoid process 3 4 7 GON/MON 2 4 6 Transverse processes, C4/C5 2 2 4 Tendon insertions, along bony ridge: protuberantia[]

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    […] to rule out cervical rib abnormalities Cervical spine X-rays to rule out a cervical rib (extra rib) or cervical spine (neck) abnormalities Computed tomography (CT) scan and[] […] of sensation, reduction of arterial pulses in the affected extremity, ISCHEMIA, and EDEMA.[] Cervical spine and chest x-rays are important in the identification of bony abnormalities (such as cervical ribs or a “peaked C7 transverse processes) Medical Management Nonsteroidal[]

  • Acute Respiratory Acidosis

    Chest x-ray on admission showed normal lung fields. Computed tomography (CT) of the head revealed no acute infarcts, bleeding, mass effect, or bony abnormalities.[] edema Tachycardia Tachypnea Confusion Sleepiness Altered consciousness Cyanosis (bluish color to skin, lips and/or fingernails) Pursed lips Difficulty / inability speaking[] A CT scan of the cervical spine revealed no fractures or dislocations.[]

  • SHORT Syndrome

    Figure 3 Spinal features (above): AP x-ray of cervical spine of patient 7 demonstrating hemivertebrae (left) and 3D-CT reconstruction of cervical spine of patient 3 demonstrating[] Prenatal ultrasound of a baby with Turner syndrome may show: Large fluid collection on the back of the neck or other abnormal fluid collections (edema) Heart abnormalities[] abnormalities of articulation of atlas with C1, vertebral bodies of C2/C3 and fusion of bodies of C6/C7/T1 and ocular features (below): right iris coloboma in patient 5.[]

  • Atlantoaxial Subluxation

    This prompted flexion and extension lateral X-rays of the cervical spine which demonstrated an 8 mm atlantodental interval in flexion, and a 3.5 mm atlantodental interval[] • 4wk office f/u • Inconsistent Miami J use • Continued neck pain • Neuro intact 5. 4wk F/U 6.[] As the apical ossicle remained in anatomic position during dynamic X-rays, the abnormality was consistent with an orthotopic ossiculum terminale persistens.[]

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