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Earlier Decompression (< 8 Hours) Results in Better Neurological and Functional Outcome after Traumatic Thoracolumbar Spinal Cord Injury.
Wutte, C; Klein, B; Becker, J; Mach, O; Panzer, S; Strowitzki, M; Maier, D; Grassner, L;
J Neurotrauma. 2019; 36(12):2020-2027
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Becker Johannes
Grassner Lukas
Klein Barbara
Panzer Stephanie

Abstract

The optimal timing of surgical intervention following spinal cord injury (SCI) remains under debate. Recent studies indicate a potential neurological and functional benefit of early surgery (< 8 h) after cervical SCI. For thoracolumbar SCI syndromes, fewer studies exist. Bladder and bowel dysfunction are highly relevant for these patients and impair their quality of life. Hence, we performed a retrospective study on patients with thoracolumbar SCI who were operated on at our institution and who met inclusion as well as exclusion criteria (