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The military medical management of missile injury to the spine: A review of the literature and proposal of guidelines
  1. Maj N Buxton, MB ChB FRCS(Ed)(Neuro.Surg) RAMC(V) RMO1
  1. 1The 4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment Specialist Registrar, Dept of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2UH neilbuxton{at}


The management of missile injury to the spinal cord is controversial. The literature is reviewed and recommendations made about the management of these injuries. To surgeons in a country that is relatively safe such injuries are rare, this review provides useful information about this condition.

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