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Researchers conduct ongoing research in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric cervical bone abnormalities, pediatric cervical spine surgery and other types of pediatric neurosurgery. Read more about neurosurgery research on the neurosurgery research website.

Pediatric cervical spine surgery care at Mayo Clinic

Dec. 23, 2017
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  3. Madura CJ, et al. Classification and management of pediatric subaxial cervical spine injuries. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. 2017;28:91.
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  9. Daniels DJ, et al. High occurrence of head and spine injuries in the pediatric population following motocross accidents. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2015;15:261.

Pediatric cervical spine surgery