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Journal of Trauma and Injury 2015;28(2):71-74.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2015.28.2.71    Published online June 30, 2015.
Penetrating Neck Trauma: A Case of Spinal Cord Injury by Embedded Scissor
Seon Hee Kim, Sun Woo Choi, Sung Jin Park, Kwang Hee Yeo, Chang Wan Kim, Sang Bong Lee, Ho Hyun Kim, Chan Yong Park, Jae Hun Kim, Jung Joo Hwang, Hyun Min Cho
Department of Trauma Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital Trauma Center, Busan, Korea. csking1@hanmail.net
척수 손상을 일으킨 경부 가위 관통상
김선희, 최선우, 박성진, 여광희, 김창완, 이상봉, 김호현, 박찬용, 김재훈, 황정주, 조현민
부산대학교병원 외상외과
Received: 16 January 2015   • Revised: 19 March 2015   • Accepted: 15 May 2015
Abstract
Penetrating neck trauma involving spinal cord injury is relatively uncommon, but can be life-threatening. We report a case of 59-year-old female who presented with hypotension after stab injury self-inflicted with a scissor to her neck. Although Open removal of the scissor and control of bleeding were successfully done, penetration of spinal cord resulted in a neurologic impairment.
Key Words: Penetrating neck injury; Spinal cord injury; Stab wound
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