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Placa cervical anterior provisonal en niño con inestabilidad cervical traumática

"Placa cervical anterior provisional en un niño con inestabilidad ligamentosa cervical traumática."

Ercan Özer, Kemal Yücesoy, Orhan Kalemci

Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey.


Application of anterior cervical plates in children is problematic because of the growing spine, and thus has been reported only rarely in the medical literature. In this case report, a 7-year-old with traumatic C2-3 and C3-4 ligamentous instability was treated surgically by limited-duration anterior cervical plating. The plate was removed in a second operation, as the osseous union occurred 1 year after the primary operation. Limited-duration anterior cervical plating is an alternative for stabilization operations of the growing cervical spine in children.

Pediatric Neurosurgery. Vol. 41, No. 5, 2005 September–October 2005.

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