Research Article
Volume 13 Issue 4 - 2022
Degenerative Findings on Ultrasound of the Cervical Spine in Children
Rizvan Yagubovich Abdullaiev*, Igor A Voronzhev, Roman R Abdullaiev, Mykola O Bortnyi and Konul N Ibragimova
Kharkov Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ukraine
*Corresponding Author: Rizvan Yagubovich Abdullaiev, Department of Ultrasound Diagnostics, Kharkov Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ukraine.
Received: February 03, 2022;; Published: March 25, 2022




Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the possibilities of Ultrasound of degenerative findings of cervical spine in children.

Materials and Methods: The analysis of ultrasound images of intervertebral discs in 71 children with neck pain was carried out. The age of the children varied between 13 and 18 years. The study was carried out using ultrasonic device Philips HD-11; MRI - General Electric, Signa HDI, 1.5T.

Results: Among 71 children with neck pain, 35 had degenerative changes within the nucleus pulposus. In 29 children, disc protrusion was detected, in 7 - hernia. In 26 children with protrusion and in all children with hernia, the age varied within 16-18 years. Among the children of the comparative group, without any complaints of pain in the neck, protrusion was detected in 3 cases.

Conclusion: Ultrasonography is an affordable, low-cost method for evaluating intervertebral disc changes in children with cervical pain. In children with cervical pain, changes in the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral discs are always detected - from minimal in the form of single dense inclusions to the formation of a hernia. Although the latter is much less common.

 

Keywords: Cervical Disc Degeneration in Children; Ultrasound Diagnostics

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