EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.27, no.6, pp.1193-1198, 2018 (SCI-Expanded)
Infant's cervical spine has serious differences compared to other pediatric age groups and adults. Anatomical and biomechanical constitution of an infant is unique, and the pediatric spine gradually begins to resemble the structure of the adult spine after age 10. In addition, clinical presentation of the cervical spinal traumas has many distinctions from birth to the end of adolescence. In young children, cervical spine traumas are mainly localized in the upper cervical region. Trauma localized in subaxial cervical region and fracture-dislocations are rare in infants.