Compressive myelopathy presenting with paraparesis in pediatric age

  • Dr. V. A. Kotrashetti Professor, Department of Pediatrics, DY Patil Hospital, Nerul, Maharashtra, India
  • Dr. Vijay Baburao Sonawane Associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, DY Patil Hospital, Nerul, Maharashtra, India
  • Dr. Shweta Ravindran Nair Senior Resident, Department of Pediatrics, DY Patil Hospital, Nerul, Maharashtra, India https://orcid.org/
  • Dr. Kapil Bainade Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, DY Patil Hospital, Nerul, Maharashtra, India
  • Dr. Amit Vatkar Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, DY Patil Hospital, Nerul, Maharashtra, India
  • Dr. Samarth Gupta Junior resident, Department of Pediatrics, DY Patil Hospital, Nerul, Maharashtra, India
Keywords: Spine injury, Dens dislocation, Atlanto-dental interval, Atlanto-axial fusion

Abstract

Compressive myelopathy is a common presentation of the adult age group secondary to degenerating etiologies. Trauma is a rare cause of compressive myelopathy, especially in the pediatric age group as the pediatric spine is more elastic than that of adults, especially below 8 years of age. Boys are more commonly injured as compared to girls. The present study reports a case of a six-year-old female patient of compressive myelopathy presenting with jerks with progressive paraparesis. MRI shows posterior subluxation of dens (C2) attached to C2 vertebral effacing anterior – subarachnoid space and indenting spinal cord.

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Published
2020-09-04
How to Cite
Dr. V. A. Kotrashetti, Dr. Vijay Baburao Sonawane, Dr. Shweta Ravindran Nair, Dr. Kapil Bainade, Dr. Amit Vatkar, & Dr. Samarth Gupta. (2020). Compressive myelopathy presenting with paraparesis in pediatric age. Pediatric Review: International Journal of Pediatric Research, 7(6), 313-316. https://doi.org/10.17511/ijpr.2020.i06.14
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Case Report