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Traumatic pneumorrhachis

Pneumorrhachis or intraspinal air is an increasingly encountered phenomenon in the management of severe trauma. The case of a 23-year-old soldier, who sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, is presented and the subsequent discussion illustrates that while often benign this phenomenon may indicate serious occult injury

Keywords : Air,complications,diagnostic imaging,Emphysema,Epidural Space,etiology,Humans,injuries,Male,Spinal Diseases,Subarachnoid Space,Thoracic Injuries,Tomography,X-Ray Computed,Wounds,Gunshot,Young Adult,, Pneumorrhachis, london surgeon

Date of Publication : 2010 Dec

Authors : Haldane AG;

Organisation : Worcestershire Royal Hospital. aghaldane1@doctors.org.uk

Journal of Publication : J R Army Med Corps

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21302650

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