Thoracic spinal cord avulsion without radiologic abnormalities: case report

Thoracic spinal cord avulsion without radiologic abnormalities: case report

Title: Thoracic spinal cord avulsion without radiologic abnormalities: case report;
Avulsão medular torácica sem anormalidades radiológicas: relato de caso
Author Falavigna, Asdrubal Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mattana, Marcelo Google Scholar
Teles, Alisson Roberto Google Scholar
Persh, Karina Nunes Google Scholar
Institution Univ Caxias Sul
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Spinal cord injury without radiologic abnormalities is a rare condition that occurs more frequently in children and contributes to a high rate of morbidity among these patients. We report the case of a five-month-old infant, victim of automobile accident, who was brought to our service with a sensitive level in T2 and bilateral crural paraplegia. Radiographic exams and computed tomography of spine did not evidence of bone or ligaments injuries. Magnetic resonance image showed complete spinal cord transection and spine avulsion in the segment between T3 and T7. We discuss this pathology according to its epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognostic aspects.
Keywords spinal cord
spinal cord injury
traumatic myelopathy
Language Portuguese
Date 2006-09-01
Published in Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria. São Paulo, SP: Assoc Arquivos de Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 64, n. 3B, p. 885-888, 2006.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Arquivos de Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extent 885-888
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000241329500035
SciELO ID S0004-282X2006000500035 (statistics in SciELO)

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