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An unusual high-pressure injection injury involving the cervical spinal cord.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21768644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
High-pressure injection injuries occur infrequently but are usually work-related and involve the non-dominant hand. The neck is a very rare site for such an injury. We describe the management of a 36-year-old man with a high-pressure grease-gun injection injury to his neck causing a cervical spinal cord injury. He developed severe motor and sensory changes which were relieved by surgical removal of the grease through anterior and posterior approaches.
X Gao; Q-H Wu; W-S Chen; Q-X Chen; K Xu; F-C Li; S-G Yan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-19     Completed Date:  2011-10-24     Revised Date:  2011-12-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1140-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Second Affiliated Hospital, Medical School of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310009, China.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational*
Cervical Vertebrae
Foreign Bodies / diagnosis,  etiology*
Injections / adverse effects
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Paralysis / etiology
Pressure / adverse effects
Spinal Cord*
Spinal Cord Injuries / diagnosis,  etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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