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In trauma to the cervical spine a thorough evaluation both clinical and radiological has to be made. In addition to the standard AP and lateral views visualization of the lower cervical vertebrae requires which of this views (AIPG 2011)
|A||Open mouth odontoid views|
|C||Lateral swimmer's view|
Lateral swimmer's view
A lateral swimmer's view with the arm elevated over the head is useful for visualization of the lower cervical vertebrae.