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Surgical treatment for idiopathic intervertebral disc calcification in a child: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  25192983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Intervertebral disc calcification (IDC) is rare in children. Conservative treatment has been recommended for the majority of cases. We describe surgical treatment of a case of IDC with progressive neurological impairment and review the literature relevant to this rare entity and its management.
METHODS: A 16-year-old boy presented with sudden onset of severe neck pain, radiating into his left shoulder. Three months later, he developed neurological symptoms and signs with a progressive motor and sensory loss of his left upper limb.
RESULTS: Anterior cervical corpectomy with fusion and instrumentation was performed. Neurologic deficits completely resolved within 1 week. After 1-year follow-up, radiological images showed solid fusion and no further compression.
CONCLUSION: Surgical decompression should be recommended for cases with acutely progressive and severe neurological impairments in IDC and a good result can be obtained. When surgery is needed, anterior decompression is usually used in cervical lesion, while in thoracic and lumbar area, posterior approach is suggested.
Jianjun Chu; Tao Wang; Shaobao Pei; Zongsheng Yin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
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Created Date:  2014-9-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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