Fracture-dislocation of the thoracic spine without neurological lesion.

  title={Fracture-dislocation of the thoracic spine without neurological lesion.},
  author={J C de Lucas and Laura C. Alvarez and Juan Carlos Abril and Emilio Calvo},
  volume={25 2},
On 26 February, a 32-year-old man was involved in an automobile accident. He was taken to a local hospital where radiographs showed a fracture-dislocation of the thoracic spine. He was transferred by ambulance to our hospital. On admission the patient was alert, complaining of severe pain in the chest and breathing difficulty. Examination revealed a tender thoracic spine with deformity. There were pain and crepitation over the 6th and 8th right ribs, 8th and 9th left ribs and left scapula… CONTINUE READING
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