Cervical spine anomalies in Menkes disease: a radiologic finding potentially confused with child abuse
Pediatric Radiology, 07/31/2012
Hill SC et al. – Defects in C2 were found in 11% of infants and young children with Menkes disease. Discovery of cervical spine defects expands the spectrum of radiologic findings associated with this condition. As with other skeletal abnormalities, this feature simulates nonaccidental trauma. In the context of Menkes disease, suspicions of child abuse should be considered cautiously and tempered by these findings to avoid unwarranted accusations.