The Patient With Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

  • James B. Mueller


A 28-year-old man with a 1-year history of a T2-3 spinal gunshot wound was admitted for a basket extraction of a left ureteral stone. Past medical history was significant for recurrent urinary tract infections, periodic decubitus ulcers, and a stress fracture of the right femur. During his last surgery 4 months ago, the patient stated, the doctors had “had problems with my blood pressure being too high.” The patient denied any allergies.


Spinal Cord Injury Sympathetic Nervous System Carotid Sinus Decubitus Ulcer Spinal Cord Injury Patient 


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