Mielopatie cervicali traumatiche. Influenza del timing operatorio e delle complicanze sistemiche sul risultato funzionale.

Translated title of the contribution: Traumatic cervical myelopathies. Effect of the operative timing and systemic complications on the functional outcome

D. Caldiroli, A. Parma, P. Picozzi, D. Ruffa

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Abstract

Results concerning 42 (38 males-2 females) cervical vertebro-medullary traumas are described in which early surgery was undertaken. 24.3% were operated within 24 hrs from trauma; 45% between 24 hrs and 7 days; 26% more than 7 days after: 69.3% during first week. Six patients died (5 of grade 1 in accordance with Sunnibrook; 1 of grade 2) within 30 days after trauma (5 during first week after surgery). These patients had more frequent systemic complications (56% respiratory and cardio-vascular insufficiency). Total mortality during one year was 22.7%. The neurological and rehabilitation observations support the opinion that early operated patients limitedly improved.

Translated title of the contributionTraumatic cervical myelopathies. Effect of the operative timing and systemic complications on the functional outcome
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume55
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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