Traumatic paraplegia in children without contiguous spinal fracture or dislocation.

@article{Walsh1983TraumaticPI,
  title={Traumatic paraplegia in children without contiguous spinal fracture or dislocation.},
  author={James Elroy William Walsh and David Bruce Stevens and Adelaide Young},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1983},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          439-45
        }
}
Traumatic paraplegia in children is uncommon and, in almost half of these injuries, no contiguous fracture or dislocation of the spine is found. This report presents eight such cases, three in detail. Most of the children were injured in motor vehicle accidents and sustained thoracic level injuries with a permanent loss of neurological function caudal to the injury. The clinical presentation and radiological diagnosis are reviewed. Four mechanisms of injury have been proposed: transient… CONTINUE READING
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