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An unusual complication of convulsive therapy

Fracture of an abnormal acetabulum (Otto Pelvis)

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    A case of Otto pelvis (intrapelvic protrusion of the acetabulum), with bilateral acetabular fracture following electric shock therapy, is presented, and the condition discussed.

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    A few representative studies on the problem of traumatic complications in convulsive therapy are included, and the newer methods of prevention are discussed.

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Haines, H.H. An unusual complication of convulsive therapy. Psych Quar 18, 273–277 (1944).

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