Early diagnosis and management of traumatic dura tear with brachial plexus injury without spinal lesions in childhood

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A. Khelifa
L. Berchiche
I. Assoumane
M. Al-Zekri
B. Yakoubi
A. Morsli

Abstract

Although the dura is a thick membrane, it could be severed in spine surgery and less frequently by a traumatism (7,8,10); in this case, it is usually accompanied with bone or ligamentous injury (2). Rare cases are reported of a traumatic dura tear without spinal lesion and would suspect in the first place a brachial plexus injury (2,8). Dura tears are rarely seen in childhood (3). We report a case of early diagnosis of dura tear in brachial plexus injury without bone or ligamentous lesions on a child of 4 years old and we discuss the diagnostic and treatment modalities.

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Khelifa, A., Berchiche, L., Assoumane, I., Al-Zekri, M., Yakoubi, B., & Morsli, A. (2020). Early diagnosis and management of traumatic dura tear with brachial plexus injury without spinal lesions in childhood. Romanian Neurosurgery, 34(1), 131-134. Retrieved from https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/roneurosurgery/article/view/1354
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A. Khelifa

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

L. Berchiche

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

I. Assoumane

National Hospital of Niamey, Niger

M. Al-Zekri

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

B. Yakoubi

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

A. Morsli

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria