alexa Predictive factors of the outcome of traumatic cervical spine fracture in children.
Neurology

Neurology

Journal of Spine

Author(s): Nitecki S, Moir CR

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The uncommon traumatic cervical spine fractures and dislocations were studied in 227 consecutively treated children (1 to 17 years of age). Lower cervical spine injuries (C-3 to C-7) affected 73\% of our patients. However, among the 38 patients younger than 8 years of age, 87\% had an injury at the C-3 level or higher (P < .0001). There were 19 fatalities (8.4\%), all of which were associated with injuries at the C-4 level or higher. Of the 11 patients with atlanto-axial fracture or dislocation, all died soon after the injury. All had an unstable fracture and cord transection that resulted in cardiorespiratory collapse. Injuries at the vertebral levels C-1, C-2, C-3, and C-4 were associated with fatality rates of 17\%, 9\%, 4.3\%, and 3.7\%, respectively. No fatalities were encountered among patients with lesions lower than C-4. The authors conclude that the younger the age, the higher the cervical spine injury, and that the fatality rate correlates directly with the level of cervical spine fracture.
This article was published in J Pediatr Surg and referenced in Journal of Spine

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 18th Global Neurologists Annual Meeting on Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Nov 13-15, 2017, Athens, Greece
  • 2nd International Conference on Pediatric Neurology  
    August 31-September 01, 2017 Prague, Czech Republic
  • 12th Global Neurologists Annual Meeting on Neurology and Neurosurgery
    November 16-18, 2017 Lisbon, Portugal

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords