Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2000  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 160--163

Spinal cord injury without radiological abnormality (SC/WORA) :a diagnosis not to be missed


SK Chowdhary, S Chowdhary, M Chitnis, F Goosen, C Lazarus 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery East London Hospital Complex Cambridge, East London, South Africa

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SK Chowdhary
Department of Pediatric Surgery East London Hospital Complex Cambridge, East London
South Africa

ABSTRACT: The authors report a case of occipital injury in an infant, in domestic violence. On examination, the child was found to be in respiratory distress and comatose; she was not moving her limbs. She was admitted as a case of non-accidental injury (NAI) and managed on the lines of head injury. A SCIWORA (Spinal cord injury without radiological abnormality) was diagnosed 36 hours later. A spinal cord injury without bone injury may be missed in a small child. A high index of suspicion must be maintained for the diagnosis of a SCIWORA in such patients, to prevent further secondary spinal cord damage.


How to cite this article:
Chowdhary S, Chowdhary S, Chitnis M, Goosen F, Lazarus C. Spinal cord injury without radiological abnormality (SC/WORA) :a diagnosis not to be missed.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2000;5:160-163


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Chowdhary S, Chowdhary S, Chitnis M, Goosen F, Lazarus C. Spinal cord injury without radiological abnormality (SC/WORA) :a diagnosis not to be missed. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2000 [cited 2021 Apr 22 ];5:160-163
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