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Birth Injury to the Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord

Mechanical trauma to the cervical spine still occurs at birth. In 2 of 48 perinatal postmortems traumatic damage to the cervical spinal cord was found.

Also in this series at least 12% of cases from one hospital showed some degree of trauma to the cervical spine but this was of a lesser degree in individual cases than 20 years ago.

Reid H.   Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien). 1983; 32: 87-90