Traumatic T9 burst fracture in an 8-month-old infant - Incomplete neurologic deficit and its recovery

Citation
M. Sugimoto et Y. Mikawa, Traumatic T9 burst fracture in an 8-month-old infant - Incomplete neurologic deficit and its recovery, SPINE, 26(6), 2001, pp. 708-710
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurology
Journal title
SPINE
ISSN journal
0362-2436 → ACNP
Volume
26
Issue
6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
708 - 710
Database
ISI
SICI code
0362-2436(20010315)26:6<708:TTBFIA>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
Study Design. Case report of a rare burst fracture of the ninth thoracic ve rtebra in an 8-month-old male infant. Objectives. To describe a rare traumatic lesion in an infant. Summary of Background Data. There are two reported cases of fracture-disloc ation in an infant in the literature, both of which were managed surgically . However, this is the first reported clinical case of burst fracture in an infant. Methods. The patient was treated conservatively and observed for 40 months. His spine was examined by using roentgenography and magnetic resonance ima ging. His neurologic condition was evaluated by clinical examination and so matosensory-evoked potential (SEP). Results. The infant became ambulant with no need for support 2 years after injury. At that time, the burst vertebra was remodeling gradually and showe d no spinal deformity. Conclusion. Fracture-dislocation of the spine with neurologic deficit requi res surgical management. However, burst fracture can be managed conservativ ely, provided the neurologic condition improves.