Avaliação do SLICS no tratamento das lesões da coluna cervical sub-axial

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of the SLICS use in the treatment of subaxial cervical spine injuries

Halisson Y.F. Da Cruz*, Andrei F. Joaquim, Helder Tedeschi, Alpesh A. Patel

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Abstract

The SLICS (Sub-axial Cervical Spine Injury Classification System) was proposed to help in the decision-making of sub-axial cervical spine trauma (SCST), even though the literature assessing its safety and efficacy is scarce. Method: We compared a cohort series of patients surgically treated based on surgeon’s preference with patients treated based on the SLICS. Results: From 2009-10, 12 patients were included. The SLICS score ranged from 2 to 9 points (mean of 5.5). Two patients had the SLICS < 4 points. From 2011-13, 28 patients were included. The SLICS score ranged from 4 to 9 points (mean of 6). There was no neurological deterioration in any group. Conclusion: After using the SLICS there was a decrease in the number of patients with less severe injuries that were treated surgically. This suggests that the SLICS can be helpful in differentiating mild from severe injuries, potentially improving the results of treatment.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of the SLICS use in the treatment of subaxial cervical spine injuries
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)445-449
Number of pages5
JournalArquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Classification
  • SLICS
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spine trauma
  • Sub-axial cervical spine
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry

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