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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1996 Jan;25(1):168-173. Korean. Original Article.
Im SB , Doh JW , Bae HG , Lee KS , Yun IG , Byun PJ .
Department of Neurosurgery, Soonchunhyang University Chonan Hospital, Chonan, Korea.

This is a report of two cases of thoracic spine fracture-dislocation without consequential neurological deficit. In each case, the disruption between vertebral body and the posterior column renders spontaneous decompression of the spinal canal as a result of anatomical peculiarity of the thoracic spine such anatomical peculiarity explains the preservation of neurologic function. Diagnosis and management should be carried out with great care in such cases. The two patients underwent posterior approach with instrumentation and eventually recovered without any evidence of neurologic sequelae.

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