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The self-pith.
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PMID:  17416827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a middle-aged woman who inserted a sewing needle into her spinal cord in an attempt at performing her own acupuncture. Reports of neurologic injury are rare in the literature, despite the widespread use of acupuncture. This is the first case we have identified involving spinal cord injury from self-performed acupuncture.
D W Anderson; M Datta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-09     Completed Date:  2007-06-07     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  714-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy / adverse effects*
Cervical Vertebrae / pathology,  radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Neck Pain / therapy*
Self Care / adverse effects*
Spinal Cord Injuries / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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