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Anesthesiology Expert Opines on Throat Injury From Mismanaged Intubation SPINE Expert Case

This case involves a young man who suffered an injury to his lower back in the course of his employment as a roofer. The man was advised to undergo lumbar decompression surgery as treatment, for which he would receive general anesthesia. When the patient w …

Patient Develops Sepsis From Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess SPINE Expert Case

Patient Develops Sepsis From Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess

This case involves an elderly woman in Mainewith a past medical history of lumbar surgery, who presented to the emergency room with complaints of extreme pain. While the patient was in the emergency room she was given a number of painkillers, however the m …

General Surgery Expert Evaluates Delayed Diagnosis of Spinal Bleeding SPINE Expert Case

This case involves a 73-year-old woman with a medical history of coronary artery disease and high cholesterol, who presented to the hospital in Wisconsin with abdominal pain. After examinations, she was found to have a perforated ulcer and was taken to the …

Sleep Apnea Patient Suffers Stroke Following Neck Surgery SPINE Expert Case

…  in question, she received an injury to her cervical spine and as a result underwent surgery. The first night following her cervical spine surgery, she was placed in a high dependency unit. There, doctors …

Anesthesiology Expert Opines on Post-surgical Foot Drop SPINE Expert Case

Anesthesiology Expert Opines on Post-surgical Foot Drop

This case involves an elderly woman in Georgia who was referred to a neurosurgeon for removal of a herniated disk. After the procedure, which was completed without incident, the patient noted that her foot was numb. The patient continued to experience ongo …

Woman Suffers Paraplegia Following Accident in Fitness Competition SPINE Expert Case

This case involves a 30-year-old female who was involved in a boot camp competition at a health club, where personal trainers expected her to lift a large amount of weight from the floor to above her head as many times as possible within a given time frame …

Doctors Fail to Detect Spinal Fracture SPINE Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Detect Spinal Fracture

…  ordered which identified multiple injuries to her lower spine that had gone undetected during her initial visit to the emergency room. …