Sacral fatigue fractures in children with sacral spina bifida occulta

In this report, we present two cases of 9-year-old children with spina bifida occulta (SBO) of the sacrum, who were diagnosed with sacral fatigue fractures. In both patients, MRI showed a linear signal void and high signal in sacral ala on the short tau inversion recovery sequence. Sacral SBO at the same level of the sacral fracture was observed in each patient on computed tomography images. These lesions healed with rest. This is the first literature reporting cases with sacral stress fractures who had SBO at the same level of fracture.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Spine Source Type: research

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Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Objective: To compare the prevalence of lumbar spondylolysis and spina bifida occulta (SBO) in pediatric and adult populations. Summary of Background Data: The prevalence of spondylolysis reported from radiograph-based studies in children had been questioned in computed tomography (CT)-based studies in adults; however, a recent CT-based study in pediatric patients has confirmed the previously reported data in pediatric populations. SBO, which has been associated with spondylolysis, has demonstrated a decreasing prevalence with increasing age during childhood and adolescence. No studie...
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
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A 4-year-old boy was referred to our clinic for wryneck for 2 weeks. Physical examination revealed a short neck and limited neck movement, especially bilateral rotation. Neurological examination was normal. No traumatic history before wryneck could be recalled. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed. CT showed multiple congenital fusions of the C2~C3 and C4~C6 vertebral bodies and accessory parts (Figs. 1 and 2). Atlanto-occipital fusion was also determined by CT (Fig. 1).
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