Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic;
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Exec Prod/Writer of TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings
2445 days ago
you have seen a twitpic like this before here. any guess as to what happened to this patient? this is a ct scan of the cervical spine.
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dr gupta is it broken or is it anterior dislocation??
Hmm lupus perhaps?
talk about back pains!
looks like a backache. ouch!
ugh character limit. "...enabling an evolution in clinical care along this vein?"
Great idea posting these here, Dr. Gupta. I think it'd be a great idea if more doctors conferred each other about patients like this where qualified peers were not available within a limited locale. Do you foresee online communities enabling an evolution
Hey, I know how to spell quadriplegic and I really should have typed his or her life! Thanks.
I think this unlucky male or female is dead. If not; definitely quadripegic for the rest of his life!
Probable partial or total severing of the spinal cord. This patient is unfortunately now a quadriplegic.
This should B Posted at Every Pool!! Thanks for the info!!! :)Shari Champagne
Ouch...that has got to hurt! Thank you Dr. Gupta for that reminder! Stay safe everyone!!
Just a friendly reminder not to dive in a shallow pool would have sufficed. Now my back hurts. Yikes!
the 5th bone of the cervical spine is broken and pushed onto the spinal cord.happened from diving into a shallow pool. remember this picture when at the pool this summer. have fun, but be safe!
Dr. Gupta, are you going to state your assessment of the neck fx pt?
Dr. Gupta: Please come back here and tell us...curiousity is killing us!
my guess is explosion fragments from a suicide bomber....
Dr. Gupta is that a fusion plate? Odd item. Without an AP view, we may have a patient that is not with us or on a vent.
my guess is an IED exploded very near this person leaving thhis debrie..
Okay - we have waited a decent amount of time - between brain surgery and TV spots, has Sanjay spilled the beans on this yet???
Ouch! Does this person still have use of their limbs?
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