Translated title of the contribution: Traumatic lesions of the nervous system in pilots following bail-out

V. A. Sironi, P. M. Rampini, E. Guerrisi, U. Vitale

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42% of 108 Italian pilots who performed 110 ejections on the whole between 1958 and 1979 (80 from F 84, F 86 and G 91 and 30 from F 104) suffered no injury, 19% sustained slight and 25.5% severe damage while 12.8% died. In 24 out of them (21.8%), injuries of the spine, namely 16 fractures, 2 vertebral luxations and 10 bruises plus luxations, were observed. Neurological lesions were found in 12 pilots (11%) traumatic commotion in 6 cases, injuries of the spinal cord in 5 cases, and lesions of the peripheral nerves in 3 cases. The importance of accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of neurological lesions, as well as their evolution, are discussed in the light of the pathogenesis.

Translated title of the contributionTraumatic lesions of the nervous system in pilots following bail-out
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)53-67
Number of pages15
JournalRivista di Medicina Aeronautica e Spaziale
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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