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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 195–197 | Cite as

Treatment of pediatric multilevel cervical spine fractures in resource-limited settings: a case report

  • Jean Marie Vianney HopeEmail author
  • Jean Claude Sane
  • Souleymane Diao
  • Mouhamadou Habib Sy
  • Francis Mugabo
  • Jean Paul Bitega
Case Report

Abstract

Aim of the study

The main purpose of this study was to highlight the therapeutic approach of pediatric multilevel noncontiguous cervical spine fractures in resource-limited settings.

Case presentation

We report the case of a 15-year-old teenager with C1, C2, C4, C6, and C7 fractures following fall from height treated with a modified external fixator. At final follow-up, he fully recovered neurologic functions with bone healing.

Conclusion

The modified external fixator is a therapeutic modality for pediatric multilevel noncontiguous cervical spine fractures.

Keywords

Multilevel Cervical spine Modified external fixator 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Miss Larissa Musaninyange Mahoro for English language editing.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

We, authors of this article, declare that we have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. The informed consent was obtained from the child’s parents to publish the information, including his photograph.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery Department of Grand-Yoff General HospitalCheikh Anta Diop University of DakarDakarSenegal
  2. 2.Rwanda Military HospitalUniversity of RwandaKigaliRwanda
  3. 3.PLA National Defence UniversityBeijingChina

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