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Pneumorachis: a possible source of traumatic cord compression.
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PMID:  20888314     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of air within the spinal canal secondary to trauma is a rare condition. These rare cases are generally asymptomatic. We report our first case of closed thoracic trauma with pneumorachis associated with neurological disorders. According to a review of the literature and after personal record analysis, neurologic symptoms can be correlated to the occurrence of intraspinal air. Therefore pneumorachis appears as a possible cause of traumatic spinal cord compression. In this particular case, pneumorachis spontaneously resolved and early outcome was favourable.
M Ould-Slimane; M-A Ettori; J-Y Lazennec; H Pascal-Moussellard; Y Catonne; M-A Rousseau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1877-0568     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop Traumatol Surg Res     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-17     Completed Date:  2011-08-12     Revised Date:  2013-10-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101494830     Medline TA:  Orthop Traumatol Surg Res     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  825-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital, Paris Public Assistance Hospitals group, Paris VI University, 47-83, boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Pneumothorax / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Spinal Cord Compression / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Spinal Fractures / complications*,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Thoracic Vertebrae / injuries*
Young Adult
Comment In:
Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2011 Oct;97(6):683; author reply 684   [PMID:  21852213 ]

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