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Quadriplegia after chiropractic manipulation in an infant with congenital torticollis caused by a spinal cord astrocytoma. J Pediatr 1992 Feb;120(2 Pt 1):266-9

Date

02/01/1992

Pubmed ID

1735825

DOI

10.1016/s0022-3476(05)80440-8

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0026564639   60 Citations

Abstract

An infant with congenital torticollis underwent chiropractic manipulation, and within a few hours had respiratory insufficiency, seizures, and quadriplegia. A holocord astrocytoma, with extensive acute necrosis believed to be a result of the neck manipulation, was found and resected. We believe that every child with torticollis, regardless of age, should undergo neurologic and radiologic evaluation before any form of physical treatment is instituted.

Author List

Shafrir Y, Kaufman BA

Author

Bruce A. Kaufman MD Professor in the Neurosurgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Astrocytoma
Chiropractic
Humans
Infant
Male
Manipulation, Orthopedic
Quadriplegia
Radiography
Spinal Cord Neoplasms
Torticollis