Late Onset Post-Traumatic Spinal Cord Herniation Caused by Low Falls-Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report

Authors

  • Fitriyani Fitriyani Bagian Ilmu Penyakit Saraf, RSUD Dr. H. Abdul Moeloek
  • Zahara Ayu Universitas Lampung
  • Afifah Rizqy FK Unila

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53089/medula.v14i4.1057

Keywords:

Post-traumatic, late onset , spinal cord injuries, accidental falls

Abstract

Traumatic spinal injuries (TSCI) are often caused by falls. Falls are the main cause of TSCI and high falls are becoming more common. Attention should not only be paid to the high incidence of falls, but also to the low incidence of falls due to the higher rate of neurological injuries and their prevalence in the elderly population. We report the case of a 68-year-old patient who experienced progressive deterioration of his neurological condition 1 month after a traumatic spinal cord injury due to a slip. Investigations revealed post-traumatic spinal cord herniation located at the cervical level. Exploration, decompression and repair were carried out immediately. Late-onset post-traumatic spinal cord herniation is a potentially reversible cause of neurological damage after spinal trauma and should be considered in all cases with late neurological damage after spinal trauma.

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Published

2024-04-23

How to Cite

Fitriyani, F., Ayu, Z. ., & Rizqy, A. (2024). Late Onset Post-Traumatic Spinal Cord Herniation Caused by Low Falls-Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report. Medical Profession Journal of Lampung, 14(4), 814-819. https://doi.org/10.53089/medula.v14i4.1057

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