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Transient Quadriparesis following neck injury: presentation of a Chiari 1 malformation

  • Harish Kurup
  • Tim Lawrence
  • David Hargreaves
Case Report

Abstract

We present the case of a 17-year-old male who presented with quadriparesis following an acute neck injury from a tackle in a football match. MRI scans of cervical spine showed a Type-1 Chiari malformation. The quadriparesis resolved over 24 h. We also present an overview of the differing presenting features of this condition from the literature. Whether these patients have to be advised against returning to contact sports is debatable.

Keywords

Chiari malformation Transient quadriparesis 

Tètraparésie transitoire après traumatisme cervical dans une malformation de Chiari

Résumé

Nous présentons le cas d’un homme de 17 ans qui s’est présenté avec une tétraparésie à la suite d’une traumatisme cervical récent par tacle dans un match de football. L’IRM du rachis cervical a montré une malformation de Chiari de type 1. La tétraparésie a régressé après 24 heures. Nous faisons une analyse de la littérature sur cette combinaison. Faut-il interdire le retour aux sports de contact à ces patients est une question à discuter.

Mots-clés

Malformation de Chiari Tétraparésie transitoire 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsSouthampton University Hospitals NHS TrustSouthamptonUK

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