Gunshot wounds of the spine in which the bullet entered from the abdominal surface are of sufficient rarity and the results attending their operative treatment are of sufficient interest to justify the report of the following case:
"Mrs. X., seen on March 13, 1896, presented a pistol wound 2, 1896. On February 26, 1896, the patient was shot in the abdomen with a 38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, fired at close range. Immediately after the injury the patient sank to the ground, vomited blood, but did not lose consciousness. It was very soon noticed that she had lost both sensation and motion in the lower extremities and that there was retention of urine and feces. At the time of the injury the patient was six months pregnant. She aborted next day and did not menstruate after that. Dr. Cartledge, of Louisville, who saw the patient about two weeks after the
KRAMER SP. FRACTURE AND DISLOCATION OF THE SPINE. WITH REPORT OF CASE OF GUNSHOT WOUND OF THE SPINE. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(6):352–354. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620320022002e
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