Pseudarthrosis due to galvanic corrosion presenting as subarachnoid hemorrhage

@inproceedings{Beavers2017PseudarthrosisDT,
  title={Pseudarthrosis due to galvanic corrosion presenting as subarachnoid hemorrhage},
  author={Rosemary Noel Beavers and Rishi Rajiv Lall and Juan Ortega Barnett and Sohum Kiran Desai},
  booktitle={Journal of craniovertebral junction & spine},
  year={2017}
}
Two unlike metals near one another can break down as they move toward electrochemical equilibrium resulting in galvanic corrosion. We describe a case of electrochemical corrosion resulting in pseudarthrosis, followed by instrumentation failure leading to subarachnoid hemorrhage. A 53-year-old female with a history of cervical instability and two separate… CONTINUE READING