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spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality

spi·nal cord in·ju·ry with·out ra·di·o·graph·ic ab·nor·mal·i·ty

/ˈspīnl kôrd ˈinj(ə)rē wəˈT͟Hao͝ot ˈrādēˌōˈɡrafik ˌabnôrˈmalədē/

Noun

A pediatric clinical condition in which a spinal cord injury occurs, but the X-rays show no vertebral column fracture. This is believed to occur because of the relative elasticity of a child’s spine and supporting ligaments.