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Delayed presentation of spinal stab wound: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10699524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stab wounds to the spinal cord are relatively uncommon in North America, but even rarer is the presentation of such an injury in a delayed fashion. We report a case of a 31-year-old male who presented with neurologic deficit 4 weeks after a stab wound injury to the spine. Because of worsening neurologic deficit, the retained knife fragment was operatively removed, and the patient had an uneventful recovery. The management of such an injury is discussed, with a review of the literature.
A V Kulkarni; M Bhandari; S Stiver; K Reddy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-30     Completed Date:  2000-03-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Foreign Bodies / etiology,  radiography*,  surgery
Paresis / etiology*,  physiopathology
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery*
Thoracic Vertebrae / radiography*
Treatment Outcome
Wounds, Stab / complications*

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