Jacobs Journal of Clinical Case Reports

A Rare Penetrating Cervical Spine Injury by Scissors: A Case Report and Literature Review

Published on: 2018-03-26


Penetrating neck injuries are frequent problems in an emergency. It represents approximately 5–10 % of all trauma cases thatpresent to the emergency department [1, 2]. The neck region contains a high density of vital organ structures in a relatively small and unprotected anatomic region, making it one of the most vulnerable areas of the body for all types of injuries [3]. Management requires a logical approach with a swift assessment of the adequacy of airway and circulation and of the possible presence of any skeletal or neurological damage prior to operative intervention. We report a rare case with penetrating cervical spine injury by scissors.


Cervical Spine Injury; Penetrating; Scissors