Perforation of the skull by a Gardner-Wells tong

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  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York
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✓ The authors report a case in which skeletal traction was applied with Gardner-Wells tongs and one of the pins perforated the inner table of the skull.

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    Crutchfield WG: Skeletal traction for dislocation of the cervical spine. Report of a case. South Surg 2:156159, 1933 Crutchfield WG: Skeletal traction for dislocation of the cervical spine. Report of a case. South Surg 2:156–159, 1933

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    Gardner WJ: The principle of spring-loaded points for cervical traction. Technical note. J Neurosurg 39:543544, 1973 Gardner WJ: The principle of spring-loaded points for cervical traction. Technical note. J Neurosurg 39:543–544, 1973

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    Neubeiser BL: A method of skeletal traction for neck extension. J Mo State Med Assoc 30:495, 1933 Neubeiser BL: A method of skeletal traction for neck extension. J Mo State Med Assoc 30:495, 1933

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    Peyton WT, , Hall HB, & French LA: Hook traction under zygomatic arch in cervical spine injuries. Surg Gynecol Obstet 79:311313, 1944 Peyton WT, Hall HB, French LA: Hook traction under zygomatic arch in cervical spine injuries. Surg Gynecol Obstet 79:311–313, 1944

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    Selmo JD: Traction on the zygomatic process for cervicovertebral injuries. Am J Surg 46:405, 1939 Selmo JD: Traction on the zygomatic process for cervicovertebral injuries. Am J Surg 46:405, 1939

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