Clin Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Stabbing Neck Injury with Complete Spinal Cord Transection and Neurogenic Shock: A Case Report

Keon-Ho Kim, Chang Myeon Song, Yong Bae Ji and Kyung Tae*

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hanyang University, Korea

*Correspondance to: Kyung Tae 

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Abstract

Penetrating neck injury is a relatively uncommon type of traumatic injury that has potential for significant morbidity and mortality. Therefore, a patient with a penetrating neck injury must be examined promptly and treated urgently; this is especially important because spinal cord injury can cause variable motor and sensory deficits with loss of the sympathetic tone, which can lead to neurogenic shock and death. In this article, we describe a case of stabbing neck injury with complete spinal cord transection and neurogenic shock, and we review the relevant literature.

Keywords:

Penetrating neck injury; Stabbing injury; Spinal cord injury; Neurogenic shock

Citation:

Kim K-H, Song CM, Ji YB, Tae K. Stabbing Neck Injury with Complete Spinal Cord Transection and Neurogenic Shock: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 2113.

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