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2022 Jun

Int J Spine Surg



Seizure-Induced Spinal Fractures: A Systematic Review.


Robles LA, Guerrero-Maldonado A
Int J Spine Surg. 2022 Jun; 16(3):521-529.
PMID: 35772984.


Patients with epilepsy have a higher risk of skeletal injuries, and some of these fractures occur in the spine during a seizure. Seizure-induced spinal fractures (SISF) are unusual injuries that typically occur in the thoracolumbar spine. Because these skeletal injuries are not well described in the literature, this article aims to analyze the characteristics of this uncommon clinical entity.