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Spinal cord herniation after stabbing injury.

Authors
  • Lee, S T
  • Lui, T N
  • Jeng, C M
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of neurosurgery
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1997
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
84–86
Identifiers
PMID: 9156027
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 19-year-old man presented with delayed paraplegia on the second day after a stab injury of the spine. Magnetic resonance imaging showed herniation of the spinal cord through the dural defect. After emergency surgery, his paraplegia recovered leaving a Brown-Sequard syndrome immediate after injury. Spinal cord herniation should be considered as one of the possible factors in patients developing neurological deterioration after a stab injury of the spine. The possible pathogenesis of symptomatic non-spontaneous spinal cord herniation is discussed.

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