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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57-61

Penetrating spinal injuries and their management


Department of Neurosurgery, LN Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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A Kumar
Room number 21, PG Men's Hostel, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi-110002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8237.100052

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Penetrating spinal trauma due to missile/gunshot injuries has been well reported in the literature and has remained the domain of military warfare more often. Civic society's recent upsurge in gunshot injuries has created a dilemma for the treating neurosurgeon in many ways as their management has always involved certain debatable and controversial issues. Both conservative and surgical management of penetrating spinal injuries (PSI) have been practiced widely. The chief neurosurgical concern in these types of firearm injuries is the degree of damage sustained during the bullet traversing through the neural tissue and the after-effects of the same in long term. We had an interesting case of a penetrating bullet injury to cervical spine at C2 vertebral level. He was operated and the bullets were removed from posterior midline approach. Usually, the management of such cases differs from region to region depending on the preference of the surgeon but still certain common principles are followed world over. Thus, we realized the need to review the literature regarding spinal injuries with special emphasis on PSI and to study the recent guidelines for their treatment in light of our case.


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