U-type bilateral sacral fracture with spino-pelvic dissociation caused by epileptic seizure

Wang, Qian, Verrall, Ian, Walker, Rowan, Tetsworth, Kevin, and Drobetz, Herwig (2017) U-type bilateral sacral fracture with spino-pelvic dissociation caused by epileptic seizure. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 3. rjx043.

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Abstract

Sacral fracture with spino-pelvic dissociation is a rare and unstable injury caused by high-energy trauma, often with serious haemodynamic and neurological implications. Diagnosis is easily delayed or missed as it is often masked by severe associated injuries. Here, we present an unusual case of spino-pelvic dissociation sustained during a seizure episode in a young epileptic patient on long-term anticonvulsant therapy with previous thoracolumbar spinal arthrodesis. This unique case brings to light the need for clinicians to consider sacral fractures in patients presenting with low back pain with no preceding trauma who otherwise may have risk factors for pathological fractures.

Item ID: 51050
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 2042-8812
Keywords: case report, sacral fracture, epileptic seizure
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This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 01:52
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110314 Orthopaedics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920116 Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) @ 100%
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