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Titolo:
IMMINENT CORD COMPRESSION BY HERNIATED AN D CALCIFIED INTERVERTEBRAL-DISK IN A CHILD
Autore:
DORRIES A; ROOSEN K; SORENSEN N; MENZENBACH J; HUPPERTZ HI;
Indirizzi:
UNIV WURZBURG,KINDERKLIN,JOSEF SCHNEIDER STR 2 D-97080 WURZBURG GERMANY
Titolo Testata:
Monatsschrift fur Kinderheilkunde
fascicolo: 12, volume: 142, anno: 1994,
pagine: 953 - 956
SICI:
0026-9298(1994)142:12<953:ICCBHA>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
GER
Keywords:
CALCIFICATION OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISK; CHILDHOOD; RADICULAR MANIFESTATIONS; IMMINENT CORD COMPRESSION; DISK REMOVAL;
Tipo documento:
Note
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
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Citazione:
A. Dorries et al., "IMMINENT CORD COMPRESSION BY HERNIATED AN D CALCIFIED INTERVERTEBRAL-DISK IN A CHILD", Monatsschrift fur Kinderheilkunde, 142(12), 1994, pp. 953-956

Abstract

Calcifications of intervertebral disks in children are connatal calcifications of the nucleus pulposus and are discovered usually by chanceon a radiograph performed for an unrelated reason. When a calcification may temporarily become clinically relevant it often dissolves spontaneously within a few weeks. We describe the case of an 11-year-old girl with a cervical disk calcification and imminent cord compression who for 3 months suffered from increasing neckache and paresthesias in her left arm. Physical examination revealed hypotrophy of the left hypothenar, an elevated left shoulder and a limitation of motion of the cervical spine. Since her 4(th) month of life disk calcifications were known. When pain and paresis increased imaging techniques showed a calcified nucleus pulposus between the 7(th) cervical vertebra and the 1(st) thoracic vertebra that was herniated to the left and sequestered. To avoid imminent cord compression the disk was removed by a ventral access and the vertebral column was stabilized by the interposition of pelvic cancellous bone. Pain and neurologic signs disappeared permanently (follow-up 10 months). It is known that calcifications of intervertebral disks usually disappear without sequela. If radicular signs are present the ''healing'' process should be carefully monitored to recognize imminent cord compression.

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