3 years ago

Penetrating cervical traumatic spinal cord injury due to lawn mowing: an unusual case report

Mikkel Mylius Rasmussen, Peter Duel, Joel Haakon Borgstedt-Bakke


We present a case of a 55-year-old farmer who suddenly experienced an electric sensation in the left half of his body during lawn mowing. Neurological examination discovered neurological deficits corresponding to an incomplete spinal cord injury. Magnetic resonance imaging displayed an artifact in the cervical region. Following, a computer tomography imaging showed a metal object, located intramedullary, in the cervical spinal cord. The conclusion was a traumatic lesion from the metal object obtained during lawn mowing. The object was evacuated surgically. Three years postoperatively, the patient was improved. Caution in diagnostics following usage of heavy machinery is advised.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00701-018-3657-y

DOI: 10.1007/s00701-018-3657-y

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