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Cervical spine (swimmer’s view) (x-ray)

Plain x-ray of lateral cervical spine (swimmer’s view) showing the C7/T1 region. There are inherent difficulties in visualization of this part of the spine, but this view is essential and should be included in the initial screening. (Contributed by Dr. Prasad Vannemreddy.)

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  • Paraplegia
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  • Spinal fractures and dislocations
  • Spinal injury
  • Spinal instability
  • Tetraparesis
  • Tetraplegia