Tetraplegia and Respiratory Failure Following Mild Cervical Trauma in a Child With Cornelia De Lange Syndrome

Minerva Anestesiol. 2009 Mar;75(3):169-70.

Abstract

Here we report a 6-year-old female patient with Cornelia de Lange syndrome who developed tetraplegia and respiratory failure after a seemingly trivial spinal trauma due to an spinal malformation that has not yet been described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls
  • Cervical Atlas / abnormalities*
  • Cervical Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Child
  • De Lange Syndrome / complications*
  • Disease Susceptibility
  • Female
  • Gastrostomy
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neck Injuries / complications*
  • Quadriplegia / etiology*
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology*
  • Spinal Canal / abnormalities*
  • Spinal Cord Compression / etiology
  • Tracheostomy