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Cervical spine injury masquerading as a medical emergency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2914049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of cervical spine fractures presenting as cardiac arrest in one case and as a coma with pneumonia and cervical osteomyelitis in the other are discussed. They demonstrate the need for careful history taking as well as a cautious approach to the cervical spine when accurate historical data are not available.
M M Barron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1989 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-16     Completed Date:  1989-03-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*
Coma / diagnosis,  etiology
Diagnostic Errors
Fractures, Bone / complications
Heart Arrest / diagnosis,  etiology
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications,  radiography*
Comment In:
Am J Emerg Med. 1990 Sep;8(5):468-9   [PMID:  2206151 ]

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