Acute spinal cord injuries in the Lebanon war, 1982

A. Ohry, R. Rozin

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Our experience with 17 patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI) acquired in the Lebanon War, 1982, is described. The SCI were due to gunshot wounds in 12 patients and to other causes in 5. Two laparotomies and one thoracotomy were performed. Corticosteroids were not seen to influence recovery, nor was laminectomy, which was performed in three cases. Complications such as pressure sores, hydronephrosis, ileus and deep vein thrombosis were rare or did not occur. Three high quadriplegics died. Based on our experience, we recommend conservative treatment and rehabilitation in acute SCI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-349
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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