Case 12

Harutomo Hasegawa, Matthew Crocker and Pawan Singh Minhas

in Oxford Case Histories in Neurosurgery

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Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780199599837
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191753503 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 12

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A 68-year-old man is admitted to the emergency department following a road traffic accident in which he was a front-seat passenger in a stationary car hit from behind by a car travelling at around 20mph. He was wearing a seatbelt and the car had headrests. He had severe neck pain at the scene, and his spine was immobilized by the paramedics with a rigid cervical collar and head blocks. Upon arrival in the emergency department he was complaining of neck pain, heaviness in all limbs, and pins and needles in his hands and feet.

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Subjects: Neurosurgery ; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Clinical Radiology

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