ALFRED GORDON, F.A.C.P.
The majority of recorded cases of injuries of the cervical spine are instances of gross damages, such as dislocations or fractures of the vertebrae with secondary gross lesions in the spinal cord, leading to muscular atrophies or spastic paralysis of the extremities as the result of tracts—degeneration, with involvement of the sphincter of the bladder and occasionally, in males, persistent priapism. Cases of less severe damage are not common and frequently are not recognized. The cord symptoms in such cases are at first very slight; the moderate initial disability is looked upon with no special concern and the prognosis is
GORDON A. MINOR INJURIES OF THE CERVICAL SEGMENT OF THE SPINE AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES: Case Report1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:190–193. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-1-190
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(1):190-193.
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