CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Arq Bras Neurocir 2018; 37(02): 101-104
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1571141
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Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Epidemiology Profile of Traumatic Spine Injury of a Spinal Cord Service in the State of Espírito Santo

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Gabriela Scopel
1  Department of Orthopedy, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Vitória, ES, Brazil
,
Charbel Jacob Júnior
2  Department of Spinal Cord Surgery, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Vitória, ES, Brazil
,
Marcus Alexandre Novo Brazolino
2  Department of Spinal Cord Surgery, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Vitória, ES, Brazil
,
Igor Machado Cardoso
2  Department of Spinal Cord Surgery, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Vitória, ES, Brazil
,
José Lucas Batista Júnior
2  Department of Spinal Cord Surgery, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Vitória, ES, Brazil
,
Luciana Carrupt Sogame
1  Department of Orthopedy, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Vitória, ES, Brazil
,
Thiago Cardoso Maia
2  Department of Spinal Cord Surgery, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Vitória, ES, Brazil
,
Tadeu Gervazoni Debom
2  Department of Spinal Cord Surgery, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Vitória, ES, Brazil
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Publication History

25 September 2015

23 November 2015

Publication Date:
22 January 2016 (eFirst)

Abstract

Objective To analyze the epidemiological profile of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) undergoing surgical procedures in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil.

Methods A cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed based on the analysis of 70 medical records of patients who underwent surgery due to traumatic SCI in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil.

Results Males comprised 79% of the patients. The average age of the occurrence of the traumatic SCI was 44 years; automobile accidents were the main cause of trauma (44%). Half of the patients had lesions in the cervical region, and 46% were classified as Frankel A, according to the Frankel scale. In the first 60 days after surgery, the main complication presented by the patients was urinary tract infection (UTI). Half of the patients were from the metropolitan area.

Conclusion Patients undergoing surgery for traumatic SCI in the state of Espírito Santo are predominantly men, with a mean age of 44 years, with cervical spine injury due to car accidents, from the metropolitan area, and whose main complication was UTI.