Traumatic Pneumorrhachis in a Child: Case Report

Ural Kaya - Huriye Akay - Engin Deniz Arslan - Meral Günaydın - Fatih Büyükcam - Mesut Tez

 

ABSTRACT

Traumatic pneumorrhachis (air within the spinal canal) is a very rare entity and rarer in the pediatric population. We report a 7-year-old polytrauma patient with subarachnoid pneumorrhachis and discuss the causes, mechanism, and implications of this condition.

 

Key Words: pneumorrhachis, polytrauma, spine

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