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Burst fracture of the fifth lumber vertebra

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the stability of the fifth lumber vertebra after burst fracture. Methods: 7 patients with burst fracture of the fifth lumber vertebra were examined by X-ray and CT, and followed for 6-36 months. The changes of wedge index, lordosis, degree of spinal canal stenosis and neurological features were observed during the episode and followed up. Results: The three spinal column structure was disrupted in 6 of 7 patients. The anterior and mid columns were involved in 1 case. Spinal stenosis of first and second degrees was seen in 3 cases, and in one case, there was no spinal canal stenosis. Lower lumber motor-root deficits were found in 2 of 7 patients and resolved in follow up. There was no tendency of progressive collapse of the vertebral body and spinal stenosis. Conclusions: Burst fracture of the fifth lumber vertebra was specific, most of them were stable fractures, although two or three columns of the spine were disrupted and accompanied by spinal canal stenosis
Authors:
Hetao, Cao; Zhenmin, Hu; Yuxin, Shi [1] 
  1. Affiliated Hosptial of Nantong Medical College, JS, Nantong (China). Dept. of Radiology
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1999
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
SCA: 550602; PA: AIX-30:049376; SN: 99002163685
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chinese Journal of Radiology (Zhonghua Fangshexue Zazhi); Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: PBD: Apr 1999
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; BONE FRACTURES; CAT SCANNING; DIAGNOSIS; STABILITY; VERTEBRAE; X-RAY RADIOGRAPHY
OSTI ID:
703011
Country of Origin:
China
Language:
Chinese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CHFSAG; ISSN 1005-1201; TRN: CN9902708049376
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 278-280
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Hetao, Cao, Zhenmin, Hu, and Yuxin, Shi. Burst fracture of the fifth lumber vertebra. China: N. p., 1999. Web.
Hetao, Cao, Zhenmin, Hu, & Yuxin, Shi. Burst fracture of the fifth lumber vertebra. China.
Hetao, Cao, Zhenmin, Hu, and Yuxin, Shi. 1999. "Burst fracture of the fifth lumber vertebra." China.
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title = {Burst fracture of the fifth lumber vertebra}
author = {Hetao, Cao, Zhenmin, Hu, and Yuxin, Shi}
abstractNote = {Objective: To investigate the stability of the fifth lumber vertebra after burst fracture. Methods: 7 patients with burst fracture of the fifth lumber vertebra were examined by X-ray and CT, and followed for 6-36 months. The changes of wedge index, lordosis, degree of spinal canal stenosis and neurological features were observed during the episode and followed up. Results: The three spinal column structure was disrupted in 6 of 7 patients. The anterior and mid columns were involved in 1 case. Spinal stenosis of first and second degrees was seen in 3 cases, and in one case, there was no spinal canal stenosis. Lower lumber motor-root deficits were found in 2 of 7 patients and resolved in follow up. There was no tendency of progressive collapse of the vertebral body and spinal stenosis. Conclusions: Burst fracture of the fifth lumber vertebra was specific, most of them were stable fractures, although two or three columns of the spine were disrupted and accompanied by spinal canal stenosis}
journal = {Chinese Journal of Radiology (Zhonghua Fangshexue Zazhi)}
issue = {4}
volume = {33}
journal type = {AC}
place = {China}
year = {1999}
month = {Apr}
}