Spinal cord herniation after stabbing injury

S. T. Lee, T. N. Lui, C. M. Jeng

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A 19-year-old man presented with delayed paraplegia on the second day after a stab injury of the spine. Magnetic resonance imaging showed herniation of the spinal cord through the dural defect. After emergency surgery, his paraplegia recovered leaving a Brown-Sequard syndrome immediate after injury. Spinal cord herniation should be considered as one of the possible factors in patients developing neurological deterioration after a stab injury of the spine. The possible pathogenesis of symptomatic non-spontaneous spinal cord herniation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-86
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Spinal cord herniation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stab injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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