Gunshot wounds to the spine: literature review and report on a migratory intrathecal bullet.

@article{Moon2008GunshotWT,
  title={Gunshot wounds to the spine: literature review and report on a migratory intrathecal bullet.},
  author={Edward H. Moon and Dimitriy G. Kondrashov and Matthew Hannibal and Ken Y. Hsu and Jim Zucherman},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={
          E47-51
        }
}
Treatment of the complex injury to the spine produced by a gunshot wound remains controversial. Treatment depends on the physician's ability to understand mechanism of injury, principles of medical management, diagnostic imaging, and surgical options. Antibiotics are an important component of treatment and should be continued for a minimum of 7 days in cases of wounds that both perforate the colon and injure the spine. Corticosteroids do not affect neurologic outcome and therefore should not be… CONTINUE READING

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