Case of severe concussion from a fall, with subsequent extravasation of the spinal cord
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Case of severe concussion from a fall, with subsequent extravasation of the spinal cord death in thirteen months after the injury

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Written in English


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Other titlesBritish American journal of medical and physical science.
Statementby Archd. Hall.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfiche (15 fr.).
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20975060M
ISBN 10066501807X

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Case of severe concussion from a fall, with subsequent extravasation of the spinal cord [electronic resource]: death in thirteen months after the injury / By Archibald HallAuthor: Archibald Hall. AM. Author: Office of Public Affairs A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that affects how your brain functions. These effects can be short-term, lasting only a few hours or a couple of days, or cause long-term problems.   Although in SCIWORA cases, spinal cord injuries can be demonstrated on MRI scans, in real SCIWORA cases, which were defined in the later years, cord injuries also cannot be demonstrated using MRI, further complicating the diagnosis.6, 7, 9, 10 Neurological findings in spinal concussion recover in 15 minutes to 3 days. This condition allows Author: Ziya Asan. The mechanical forces of injury disrupt blood-brain barrier integrity at these anatomical foci as evidenced by an injury severity-dependent extravasation of IgG. Perivascular IgG in this region is evident after moderate brain injury (Fig. 5C and D) to less of an extent after mild brain injury (Fig. 5G and H) and absent in uninjured sham.

A majority (80%) of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) harbor multisystem injuries [], typically associated injuries include other bone fractures (%) and brain injury (%) [].Nearly all SCI damage both upper and lower motor neurons because they involve both the gray matter and descending white matter tracts at the level of injury.   Spinal cord injuries. In a slip and fall accident, you might injure, compress, or even sever your spinal cord depending on how bad the fall is. Fractures and broken bones. Fractures account for nearly five percent of slip and fall accidents and can cause internal bleeding, neuromuscular damage, and chronic pain. He wrote a book with his former pupil, Paul Stolper (–), on injuries of the spine and spinal cord. 10 This dealt with every aspect of the subject. He started with anatomy of the spinal column, pathology of injury, the mechanism of injury, the symptomatology, and practical treatment including the indications for surgery. [34] In the case of Swanepoel (supra), the plaintiff, a 43 year old adult male had suffered a frontal head injury, and a spinal chord injury at C5 and C6, and fractures of the D6 and D8 vertebraes. He was a quadriplegic from C6 down.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head, the head suddenly and violently hitting an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.   Dr Prasad said “Priyanka, 21, suffered a fall from 1 st floor because of which she had severe pain in the back followed by retention of urine and weakness of lower limbs. MRI revealed that she had lumbar fracture of L1 and spinal cord compression by the fractured bone.   In the case of fusion surgery, there is a % chance of the vertebrae failing to fuse into place. If this occurs, further surgery will be required. There is a very low risk that your spinal cord will be damaged during surgery. The chances of this happening are estimated to be six in 1, (%). Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury occurs when something interferes with the function or structure of the cord. This can include consequences of a medical illness or trauma resulting in over stretching the nerves, a bump, the bone of the vertebra pressing against the cord, a shock wave, electrocution, tumors, infection, poison, lack of oxygen (ischemia), cutting or tearing of.