Multiple thoracic vertebral fractures as a complication of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A case report [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2017; 23(3): 263-265 | DOI: 10.5505/tjtes.2016.04401  

Multiple thoracic vertebral fractures as a complication of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A case report

Tae Seok Jeong, Sang Gu Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University, Incheon-Korea

A 50-year-old man experienced cardiac arrest. The patient underwent standard cardiopulmonary resuscitative measures for approximately 20 minutes before spontaneous circulation returned. He was diagnosed with variant angina, and subsequent imaging for evaluation of upper back pain revealed fractures of the fifth through eighth thoracic vertebrae. Multiple thoracic vertebral fractures are extremely rare. Here we report a case of multiple thoracic vertebral fractures as a complication of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Keywords: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, electric countershock, osteoporosis, spinal fractures, thoracic vertebrae


Tae Seok Jeong, Sang Gu Lee. Multiple thoracic vertebral fractures as a complication of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A case report. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2017; 23(3): 263-265

Corresponding Author: Sang Gu Lee, South Korea


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