Post-operative spine

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Presentation

Paraplegia following trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
MRI

L2 compression fracture with retropulsion of posterior fragment indenting on the cauda equina.

Initial MR images (not shown) showed sub-total collapse of L2 body with cord compression. Our surgeons transfixed L1 and L3 bodies in order to immobilise L2 from moving  further backwards.

Case Discussion

Initial MR images (not shown) showed sub-total collapse of L2 body with cord compression. Our surgeons transfixed L1 and L3 bodies in order to immobilise L2 from moving  further backwards.

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Case information

rID: 6071
Case created: 16th Apr 2009
Last edited: 14th Feb 2016
Tag: spine
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