Old foreign body in vertebra: delayed symptoms

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Yongjun Lee, Christina Ballantyne, John A. Maynard¹*mail of corresponding author


A 63 year-old man presented with 1-month history of progressive low back pain increased intensity in last few days. The patient stated that he had bullet injury since 19 year ago, but since no any effect at that time he was discharged with some analgesia. Physical examination revealed sever tenderness located in lower back. X-ray of spine revealed the presence of bullet embedded in 3rd vertebra. A bullet was removed surgically and covered patient with broad spectrum antibiotic. On 2-month follow-up, the patient healed without low back pain or any neurological complication.

Keywords: Low back pain; Bullet; Vertebra

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DOI: 10.18081/2333-5106/016-10/397-409

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American Journal of BioMedicine Volume 4, Issue 10, pages 397-409
Received August 02, 2016; accepted September 21, 2016; published October 04, 2016

How to cite this article
Lee Y, Ballantyne C, Maynard JA. Old foreign body in vertebra: delayed symptoms. American Journal of BioMedicine 2016;4(10):397-409.


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