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Necropsy Findings in Twelve Cases

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In the necropsy material presented there were, among 100 spinal injuries occurring during the past eight years, twelve in juveniles up to eighteen years of age. In all cases, the growth zone of the cartilaginous end-plate of the spine was fractured. The special histological architecture of the growth zones with their loosened fibrous lamellae might play a decisive role in the localisation of the lesions. The clinical importance of this type of injury and the radiological findings are discussed.

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