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Archan, S; Gumpert, R.
Penetrating neck trauma causing tracheal rupture, spinal cord injury, and massive pneumocephalus.
Am J Emerg Med. 2010; 28(2): 254.e1-254.e2.
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Farzi Sylvia Ingrid
Gumpert Rainer
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Abstract:
We describe a case in which tracheal, esophageal, and spinal cord injuries associated with massive pneumocephalus were caused by a flying chainsaw segment. To our knowledge, this is the first such case reported in the medical literature. The management challenges inherent in this exceedingly rare combination of injuries are discussed, and a novel theory explaining the possible pathophysiological mechanism that led to pneumocephalus in our patient is put forth.
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Adult -
Humans -
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Multiple Trauma -
Neck Injuries - complications
Pneumocephalus - etiology
Rupture -
Spinal Cord Injuries - etiology
Trachea - injuries
Wounds, Penetrating - complications

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