Normal cervical spine radiographs with swimmer's view

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy


Neck pain post motor vehicle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

No fracture or dislocation

The anterior, middle and posterior columns have a normal alignment.

Normal odontoid peg and atlanto-axial space.

The  Swimmers view of the upper thoracic spine appears normal.

Case Discussion

Normal cervical spine radiographs including a normal Swimmer's view and PEG view.

The Swimmer's view is performed when the C7/T1 junction is inadequately imaged on the standard lateral cervical radiograph.

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Case information

rID: 48418
Published: 6th Oct 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: rapids
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