Neurological Surgery No Shinkei Geka Volume 17, Issue 9 (September 1989)

Spinal Injury in Children Minoru SHIGEMORI 1 , Takashi TOKUTOMI 1 , Tatsuo YUGE 1 , Fumihito YAMAMOTO 1 , Shinken KURAMOTO 1 1Department of Neurosurgery, Kurume University School of Medicine Keyword: Spinal injury , Spinal cord injury , Children pp.855-860
Published Date 1989/9/10
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We reported five cases of children with spinal in-juries. Spinal injuries are rare in children, and most common from the occiput to C3 in children younger than 8 years. In our cases, two younger children had upper cervical lesions and two older children had lower lesions. These differences result from anatomical char-acteristics, such as special histological architecture of the growth zones in younger children. One patient had a delayed onset paraplegia without radiographic abnor-mality. This phenomenon seems to be one of the char-acteristics of the spinal injuries in children.

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Neurological Surgery 脳神経外科
17巻9号 (1989年9月)
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