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Medulla Oblangata Injury Caused by Non-Penetrating Trauma by Chopsticks.
Hyeon Ju Jin, Jae Seong Yu, Yu Kyung Kim, Ho Seok Gang, Se Jin Lee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2010;27(2):122-126.   Published online December 31, 2010
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It is common in childhood that children suffer intracavity or head injury, falling down backward, having chopsticks in their mouth. But most of them have paralysis of upper and lower extremity because of secondary damage by penetrating injury of brainstem and spine. We could not find this case which have shown infaction of medulla oblangata on MRI and paralysis by impact only without clear penetrating evidence. So the authors report this case with study of literature because we experience one case that have high signal density in brainstem on MRI, Loss of consciousness, and left hemiplegia without clear penetrating evidence after falling down backward, having chopsticks in her mouth and regard it rare case.


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