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Morbidly Obese Patient with Cervical Spine Ankylosing Spondylitis Presenting with Acute Spinal Shock and Complex Airway Management

July 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Authors: Ulrike Berth MD, Shaheen Shaikh MD, Bronwyn Cooper MD, Stephen O. Heard, MD Department of Anesthesiology, University of Massachusetts Introduction   A 67 year old morbidly obese male presented to the emergency department (ED) with weakness in both lower extremities after a fall at home. The patient sustained an unstable T12-L1 vertebral fracture with […]