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Head and Spine Trauma

  • Miguel Ángel López-Pino
  • Elena García-Esparza
  • Javier Telletxea-Elorriaga
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Abstract

A 16-year-old male sustains an impact with a hyperflexion cervical injury while performing a somersault during a physical education class. He presents with severe pain and power loss in both lower extremities. The paraplegia is obvious in the emergency room: muscle weakness, loss of sensation, deep tendon hyperreflexia, and autonomic function alteration, all compatible with a spinal cord lesion.

Keywords

Epidural Hematoma Nasal Bone Internal Auditory Canal Facial Nerve Damage Interpeduncular Cistern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Ángel López-Pino
    • 1
  • Elena García-Esparza
    • 1
  • Javier Telletxea-Elorriaga
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHospital Universitario “Niño Jesús”MadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of Bome ClinicInternational SOS, Bome ClinicBataEquatorial Guinea

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