Slipped capital femoral epiphysis in a patient with dravet syndrome: A case report and literature review
Author(s): Hendawy Ahmed and Al Sawafi Saleh
Abstract: In situ fixation of SCFE is the widely accepted treatment for both stable and unstable SCFE. Prophylactic fixation of the contralateral hip remains controversial. There is still no agreement about the removal of the screws in the absence of implant-related symptoms.The case A case of a slipped capital femoral epiphysis SCFE in an adolescent with Dravet Syndrome after a seizure attack. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report worldwide about the presentation of SCFE in Dravet syndrome.Dravet syndrome is severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy. Cases of SCFE after epileptic fit need more studies and long-term follow-up to understand the pathophysiology and consequences of treatment.Lessons learntThis rare case needs more follow-up till adulthood. Possible complications and further management are challenging culprits. Children presented with SCFE after epileptic fit, withdraw special attention. However, there is a lack of knowledge in the literature about their natural history & long-term follow-up.
Hendawy Ahmed, Al Sawafi Saleh. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis in a patient with dravet syndrome: A case report and literature review. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2022;4(2):17-20. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2022.v4.i2a.117
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