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Coluna/Columna

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Abstract

MARCHESE, Luiz Roberto Delboni et al. TOMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF T-1 VERTEBRA TO INSERT LAMINAR SCREWS IN CHILDREN FROM 0 TO 12 YEARS. Coluna/Columna [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.4, pp.304-307. ISSN 2177-014X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1808-185120151404147916.

Objective

: Tomographic analysis of the T1 vertebra in children from 0 to 12 years of age, in order to obtain anatomical parameters that assist intralaminar fixation in this pediatric population.

Methods

: Retrospectively analysis of the spine with CT (cervical and thoracic) of individuals aged between 0 and 12 years old, of both sexes, without anatomical deformities. The CT scans were evaluated separately, on each side, for length and thickness of the laminas as well as spinolaminar angle. The morphometric analysis was performed with iSite PACS Philips Healthcare Informatics(r) program and the values were expressed in millimeters (mm). The variables were correlated with age groups and sex of individuals. Statistical analysis was performed using t test and the results were considered significant when p<0.05.

Results

: By means of tomographic analysis of 24 patients it was found that age has no correlation with the angle of attack for intralaminar screws T1. However, the length and thickness of the T1 lamina increase proportionally with age. The total average length of the laminas was 28.62 ± 4.42 mm. The total average thickness was 4.75 ± 0.95 mm (3.2 to 6.5).

Conclusion

: This study shows relevant data on the use of Tran laminar screws currently commercially available with a minimum thickness of 3.5 mm. It is thus possible to say in this sample, they can be used in 87.5% of all laminas, being applicable in all lamina in patients older than 44 months of age.

Keywords : Cervical thoracic transition; Tomographic analysis, T1 lamina Tomography X-ray computed; Cervical vertebrae; Thoracic vertebrae; Laminectomy.

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