MAST Fusion for Spinal Trauma

Minimal Access Spinal Technology

History
This 86 year old man was admitted with a history of a fall in the absence of neurological deficit. He had significant comorbidities in terms of cardiac and respiratory disease. His initial imaging is shown below in Figure 1:

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Figure 1

Figure 1 (Above): Preoperative T2-wieghted MRI scan showing edema in the T12 vertebra is consistent with a recent fracture.

ct scan axial fractures t12
Figure 2

Figure 2 (Above): Sagittally reconstructed CT scans showing axial fractures in the T12 vertebrae extending through all 3 columns. The injury was consistent with a T12 undisplaced Chance fracture.

Updated on: 09/26/12
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Spinal Trauma Intervention: MAST Fusion
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