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Charcot spine treated using a single staged posterolateral costotransversectomy approach in a patient with traumatic spinal cord injury.

Kim TW, Seo EM, Hwang JT, Kwak BC - J Korean Neurosurg Soc (2013)

Bottom Line: Charcot spine is a progressive and destructive process that affects the vertebral bodies, intervertebral discs, and posterior facets.It is the result from repetitive microtrauma in patients who have decreased joint protective mechanisms due to loss of deep pain and proprioceptive sensation, typically because of spinal cord injury.The objective of the study is to report an unusual case of Charcot spine, as a late complication of traumatic spinal cord injury, treated by a circumferential arthrodesis performed with a single staged posterolateral costotransversectomy approach.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Charcot spine is a progressive and destructive process that affects the vertebral bodies, intervertebral discs, and posterior facets. It is the result from repetitive microtrauma in patients who have decreased joint protective mechanisms due to loss of deep pain and proprioceptive sensation, typically because of spinal cord injury. The objective of the study is to report an unusual case of Charcot spine, as a late complication of traumatic spinal cord injury, treated by a circumferential arthrodesis performed with a single staged posterolateral costotransversectomy approach.

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Magnetic resonance imaging scans showing the complexity of the vertebral destruction and paraspinal mass with associated fluid collections. The mass is intermediate signal intensity on T1 weighted image (A), complex with mildly hyperintense areas on T2 weighted image (B).
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Figure 3: Magnetic resonance imaging scans showing the complexity of the vertebral destruction and paraspinal mass with associated fluid collections. The mass is intermediate signal intensity on T1 weighted image (A), complex with mildly hyperintense areas on T2 weighted image (B).

Mentions: MRI further demonstrated the complexity of the vertebral destruction and paraspinal mass with associated fluid collections. The mass was intermediate signal intensity on T1 weighted images, complex with mildly hyperintense areas on T2 weighted images, and demonstrated peripheral enhancement (Fig. 3).


Charcot spine treated using a single staged posterolateral costotransversectomy approach in a patient with traumatic spinal cord injury.

Kim TW, Seo EM, Hwang JT, Kwak BC - J Korean Neurosurg Soc (2013)

Magnetic resonance imaging scans showing the complexity of the vertebral destruction and paraspinal mass with associated fluid collections. The mass is intermediate signal intensity on T1 weighted image (A), complex with mildly hyperintense areas on T2 weighted image (B).
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Figure 3: Magnetic resonance imaging scans showing the complexity of the vertebral destruction and paraspinal mass with associated fluid collections. The mass is intermediate signal intensity on T1 weighted image (A), complex with mildly hyperintense areas on T2 weighted image (B).
Mentions: MRI further demonstrated the complexity of the vertebral destruction and paraspinal mass with associated fluid collections. The mass was intermediate signal intensity on T1 weighted images, complex with mildly hyperintense areas on T2 weighted images, and demonstrated peripheral enhancement (Fig. 3).

Bottom Line: Charcot spine is a progressive and destructive process that affects the vertebral bodies, intervertebral discs, and posterior facets.It is the result from repetitive microtrauma in patients who have decreased joint protective mechanisms due to loss of deep pain and proprioceptive sensation, typically because of spinal cord injury.The objective of the study is to report an unusual case of Charcot spine, as a late complication of traumatic spinal cord injury, treated by a circumferential arthrodesis performed with a single staged posterolateral costotransversectomy approach.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Charcot spine is a progressive and destructive process that affects the vertebral bodies, intervertebral discs, and posterior facets. It is the result from repetitive microtrauma in patients who have decreased joint protective mechanisms due to loss of deep pain and proprioceptive sensation, typically because of spinal cord injury. The objective of the study is to report an unusual case of Charcot spine, as a late complication of traumatic spinal cord injury, treated by a circumferential arthrodesis performed with a single staged posterolateral costotransversectomy approach.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus