Spinal Cord Compression Revealing Fluorosis
Journal of Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages: 4-6
Received: Dec. 16, 2013; Published: Jan. 20, 2014
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Authors
Kherfani Abdelhakim, Orthopaedic Institute M T Kassab, Tunisia
Amri Khalil, Orthopaedic Institute M T Kassab, Tunisia
Maatar Nidhal, Orthopaedic Institute M T Kassab, Tunisia
Mestiri Mondher, Orthopaedic Institute M T Kassab, Tunisia
Bouaziz Mouna, Orthopaedic Institute M T Kassab, Tunisia
Ladeb Mohamed, Orthopaedic Institute M T Kassab, Tunisia
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Abstract
Bone fluorosis due to high water fluoride contents is endemic in North Africa. Neurological complications as spinal cord compression at dorsal level are rare and unusual. Its outcome depends on early diagnosis and surgical treatment. The authors report a new case of spinal cord compression due to ossification of the yellow vertebral ligament in a patient with previously unknown bone fluorosis.
Keywords
Spinal Cord Compression, Fluorosis, Ossification of the Yellow Vertebral Ligament
To cite this article
Kherfani Abdelhakim, Amri Khalil, Maatar Nidhal, Mestiri Mondher, Bouaziz Mouna, Ladeb Mohamed, Spinal Cord Compression Revealing Fluorosis, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 4-6. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20140201.12
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