Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2010 Dec;43(6):808-811.

Trachea, Esophagus, and Spinal Cord Injury Caused by Stab Wound: A case report

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Gospel Hospital, Kosin University College of Medicine, Korea. srcho@kosinmed.or.kr

Abstract

Simultaneous occurrence of the trachea, esophagus, and spinal cord injuries due to stabbing is rare. The incidence is decreasing, but early diagnosis and surgical treatment is important because it can be life-threatening. We present one case of simultaneous trachea, esophagus, and spinal cord injury caused by self-stabbing complicated with paraplegia.

Keyword

Penetrating trauma; Trachea, Esophagus and spinal cord injury

MeSH Terms

Early Diagnosis
Esophagus
Incidence
Paraplegia
Spinal Cord
Spinal Cord Injuries
Trachea
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