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Bilateral brain abscesses complicating the use of Crutchfield tongs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3779684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of a 4-year-old girl who developed bilateral brain abscesses complicating skull traction is reported. Crutchfield tongs were used to reduce a fracture dislocation at C2-3. Presenting symptoms consisted of headaches and focal seizures. Surgical treatment and antibiotics using serial CT led to a satisfactory outcome. This is the first reported case of this complication in a child. The current literature is reviewed.
J F Martinez-Lage; M A Perez-Espejo; J Masegosa; M Poza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-22     Completed Date:  1987-01-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / etiology*,  radiography
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries
Child, Preschool
Dislocations / therapy
Fractures, Bone / therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Traction / adverse effects*,  instrumentation

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