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Relationship between traumatic spinal canal stenosis and neurologic deficits in thoracolumbar burst fractures.
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PMID:  3206286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using CT scans of 112 consecutive patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures, we investigated the relationship between traumatic spinal canal stenosis and neurologic deficits. We calculated the stenotic ratios of the area occupied by the retropulsed bony fragments to the estimated area of the original spinal canal. We also examined the shape of the narrowed canal and the disruption of spinal elements. Burst fractures having the following ratios are at significant risk of neurologic involvement: at T11 to T12 with 35% more, at L1 with 45% or more, and at L2 and below with 55% or more.
T Hashimoto; K Kaneda; K Abumi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-07     Completed Date:  1989-02-07     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1268-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Fractures, Bone / complications*,  radiography
Lumbar Vertebrae / injuries*
Middle Aged
Nervous System Diseases / etiology*
Spinal Stenosis / etiology*,  radiography
Thoracic Vertebrae / injuries*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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