versión impresa ISSN 1130-1473
CARRILLO-COLMENERO, A.; GARCIA-DE LA OLIVA, T. y CABRERA ORTIZ, H.F.. C5-C6 transdiscal fracture and subluxation in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis. Neurocirugía [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.5, pp.440-444. ISSN 1130-1473.
Cervical fracture is not a rare complication of longterm ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We are reporting a case of cervical fracture in a patient affected by which was complicated by a transdiscal fracture, C5-C6 subluxation, and residual paraplegia. We analyse clinical presentation, predisponent factors, injury mechanism, radiologic features, neurological deficits, and terapeutic management. We discuss the accurate diagnosis and the most suitable treatment for this serious complication, as well as prevention measures.
Palabras clave : Ankylosing spondylitis; Cervical fracture; Cervical subluxation.