T7/8 fracture-dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Devanshi Pathania

Presentation

Motor bike accident.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
CT

There is transverse disruption of T7/T8 vertebra with anterior and right lateral shift of T7 on T8. There are left T1-T8 transverse processes fractures. 

CT

Post-operatively

Posterior rod and screw internal fixation from T5-T10. 

Case Discussion

The patient was taken to theater and underwent fusion of thoracic spine with internal fixation by posterior approach and laminectomy and reduction T5-T10. Surprisingly, the patient had full lower limb function intact postoperatively.

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Case information

rID: 69293
Published: 31st Aug 2019
Last edited: 10th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Logan Hospital

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