Volume 14, Number 4 ( Winter 2006 2007)                   JSSU 2007, 14(4): 81-83 | Back to browse issues page


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Mobini B, Behtash H, Ameri E, Fathi G. A Case Report of L4 Traumatic Spondyloptosis. JSSU. 2007; 14 (4) :81-83
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1303-en.html

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Introduction: Traumatic spondyloptosis is a rare condition. It is a neurogenic complication due to high energy trauma and unstable spine which almost always needs surgical treatment . A 30 years old man with L4 spondyloptosis and L5 fracture, neurologic deficit in both lower limbs, urinary incontinence and visceral perforation referred to Shafa Yahyaeian Hospital He underwent nonsurgical treatment because he was a poor surgical candidate (Poor medical condition, visceral perforation and buttock bed sore) Results: At the last follow up three years after trauma, he was in good general condition with full recovery of his neurologic problem and ambulated without assistance. Conclusion: Although traumatic spondyloptosis needs surgical treatment, in special situations for very high risk patients, nonsurgical treatment can be a good alternative.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: General
Received: 2011/01/10

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