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An unusual cause of spinal cord injury: case report and discussion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10588473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic spinal cord injury is a devastating condition that alters every aspect of the victim's life. Motor vehicle accidents cause about half of the cases, whereas others are the result of falls, recreational and sporting accidents, or acts of violence. We report a case of a C3 spinal fracture with a resultant Brown Sequard syndrome, which occurred in a unique manner and could have easily been prevented. There is a need for the medical community to play a more active role in educating the public to prevent accidents that lead to these catastrophic injuries.
B E Epstein; E L Marin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1078-4519     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-21     Completed Date:  1999-12-21     Revised Date:  2010-01-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  650-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Easter Seal Society of Dade County, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brown-Sequard Syndrome / etiology
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*
Leisure Activities
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord Injuries / etiology*
Spinal Fractures / etiology*

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