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Five-level noncontiguous spinal injuries of cervical region: report of a case and literature review.
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PMID:  22931993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The incidence of multiple noncontiguous spinal injuries (MNSI) in the cervical spine is rare but has catastrophic consequences. The patient in this report was a 34-year-old woman with five-level cervical MNSI. CT and MRI showed that injuries included atlantoaxial instability, burst fracture of C6, dislocation of C6/7, rupture of the intervertebal disc or ligamentous complex, and irreversible cord damage. The mechanism for this case was a combined pattern of hyperflexion, compression, and hyperextension injuries. A review of the literature revealed that this case is the first report in the literature of a vehicle related accident causing five-level noncontiguous injuries of the cervical spine.
Authors:
Hong-Gang Guo; Xin-Long Ma; Feng-Tan Li; Shi-Qing Feng
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2777-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300052, China (Email: honggangguo2000@yahoo.com.cn).
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