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Pneumorrhachis from a thrown knife
  1. Johann Grundlingh,
  2. Gareth Grier,
  3. Karim Ahmad
  1. Emergency Department, Royal London Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Johann Grundlingh, Emergency Department, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB, UK; jgrundlingh{at}

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A 27-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department after a sharp object was thrown into his back. There was a 4 cm, vertical cut to the midline of his back at the level of T11. His blood pressure …

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