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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1987;11(1):10.
Acute Pulmonary Embolism as a Complication of Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Yong Hyun Nam, M.D., In Young Sung, M.D., Seong Kwan Kang, M.D., Chung Hie Oh, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University
경수손상 환자에 합병된 급성 폐 색전증 증례보고
남용현, 성인영, 강성관, 오정희
고려대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실
Abstract

Pulmonary embolism is one of the acute pulmonary diseases and often results in sudden death.

Furthermore, it is known as a major cause of death at the acute phase of the spinal cord injured patients.

It's incidence is reported to be about 15.3% in Western societies, but it is believed to be rare in Korea.

We report that an acute pulmonary embolism complicated to a chronic C6 quadriplegic patient has been successfully treated by adequate heparinization and supportive therapy.

Key Words: Acute pulmonary embolism, Complication, Spinal cord injury, Treatment, Cervical spine


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