Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion in a 7-year-old boy: a case report

  • Mohamad Saekhu Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Samsul Ashari Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • David Tandian Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Setyo Widi Nugroho Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
Keywords: anterior cervical corpectomy, case report
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Abstract

Bicycle mishap, a common and ordinary event occurring in children, can have devastating consequences associated with cervical spine injury. Furthermore, either diagnosis or surgical management of cervical spine injury in children is a challenging issue. This research report a challenging case of an anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion with plating in a 7-year-old boy due to cervical spine instability with spinal cord compression after a bicycle mishap. After 20 months of the primary surgery, the titanium-based cervical plate was removed by a second surgery to allow the growth of the cervical spine.

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Published
2019-08-09
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Saekhu M, Ashari S, Tandian D, Nugroho SW. Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion in a 7-year-old boy: a case report. Med J Indones [Internet]. 2019Aug.9 [cited 2019Aug.18];28(2):183-7. Available from: https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/2673
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