L3 burst fracture with cauda equina compression

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Vertebral fracture sustained in a fall 3 weeks ago. Newly developed cauda equina syndrome.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

Progressive height loss of the fractured vertebral body and narrowing of the spinal canal compared with a CT obtained at the time of the accident (see below).

CT

CT obtained 3 weeks earlier, after the accident.

Incomplete burst fracture.

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Case information

rID: 17537
Case created: 23rd Apr 2012
Last edited: 2nd Nov 2015
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