A Rare Penetrating Cervical Spine Injury by Scissors: A Case Report and Literature Review
3. A logical approach to swift assessmentPatients should be examined according to general trauma principles. A primary survey should be performed consisting of checking and treating the airway, breathing, and circulation (ABC) . First and foremost the airway needs to be established and the cardio cerebral perfusion needs to be maintained. It is after this that a detailed evaluation of the site and severity of the wound needs to be done .The patients of PSIs should be resuscitated by the standard ATLS protocol (ABCDE) as in cases of other types of spinal injuries.
4. Cooperation from multi-departments and clear indications for surgery
2. Presence of blood in the respiratory and digestive tracts,
3. Respiratory failure, subcutaneous emphysema,
4. Neurological symptoms.