J Korean Soc Traumatol.  2015 Jun;28(2):71-74. 10.0000/jti.2015.28.2.71.

Penetrating Neck Trauma: A Case of Spinal Cord Injury by Embedded Scissor

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  • 1Department of Trauma Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital Trauma Center, Busan, Korea. csking1@hanmail.net

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.

Keyword

Penetrating neck injury; Spinal cord injury; Stab wound
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