E. CHARLES KUNKLE, M.D.; JOHN C. MULLER, M.D.; GUY L. ODOM, M.D.
Infarction of the medulla oblongata as a sequel to external violence is an uncommon form of vascular accident. Particularly rare are reports of such lesions secondary to manipulation of the head and neck. Two examples of rapidly fatal thrombosis of a vertebral artery or its branches in young adults, in each instance apparently precipitated by chiropractic treatment applied to the neck, have been described by Pratt-Thomas and Berger,1 who were aware of no comparable cases.
The present report concerns a third instance of this special form of injury during mechanotherapy, from which the patient survived with disabling residua. The mechanism
E. CHARLES KUNKLE, JOHN C. MULLER, GUY L. ODOM. TRAUMATIC BRAIN-STEM THROMBOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE AND ANALYSIS OF THE MECHANISM OF INJURY(TRAUMATIC BRAIN-STEM THROMBOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE AND ANALYSIS OF THE MECHANISM OF INJURY*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:1329–1335. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-5-1329
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(5):1329-1335.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use