NEUROLOGICAL PICTURE, :Pneumorrhachis of the entire spinal canal

Oertel, M. F.; Korinth, M. C.; Reinges, M. H. T.; Gilsbach, J. M.
July 2005
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jul2005, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p1036
Academic Journal
Case Study
This article presents a case study related to the pneumorrhachis (PR) of the entire spinal canal. A 19-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus and bronchial asthma was admitted because of cough, fever, nausea, and vomiting for 3 days. Physical examination and laboratory studies showed cervical subcutaneous emphysema, infection signs, and ketoacidotic decompensated diabetes mellitus with hyperglycaemia Subsequent computed tomography revealed pneumomediastinum, pneumoretroperitofleum cervical and thoracic subcutaneous emphysema, external pneumocephalus, and PR of the entire spinal canal.


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