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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Detached Skull But Intact Spinal Cord: Massive Accident with damages to Nervous System, 9 Y Boy Survives!!!

9 year old boy miraculously survives car crash decapitationPic from The MedGuru.com
Though Neurophysiological Details are not available, no Cranial Nerve restoration details are available in news reports, it is not clear how much of spinal cord functionally spared by the accident, how much motor and sensory functions of the boy was lost and recovered following the procedure is not clear. Despite the details are not out there on the news, surgical team and hospital certainly will have detailed information, the survival of this young Boy is unique, special and a medical achievement. 
A 9 year old boy after a fatal accident who was determined to have only 2% chance of survival is making great recovery after neurosurgical procedures?. 
This is a rare fatal accident almost sounds like a movie story but a real event happened in Hillsboro Texas, it is just amazing to realize a orthopedic decapitation is possible for a surgeon to work and fix the head and nerves back to functioning condition, though details are not available, but even considering this at a news level, it is nothing but Amazing. This is also the medical and surgical achievement of the surgeon and the crew.
Catharine Paddock, PhD writes at the Medical News Today, about a nearly decapitated 9 year old dcapitated boy was operated by Dr Richard Roberts, a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Cook Childrens' Medical Center in Fort Worth, as per the news below, the surgeon was able to fix the head back and the boy is recovering?. It will be interesting to know about how the facial and other Cranial nerves were placed back, if at all?. If all the Cranial nerves have damages or completely severed, how did the surgical team managed to keep the vital functions going?. 
Jordan Taylor, a nine year old boy from Hillsboro, Texas, is making a rare and astonishing recovery from surgery to reattach his head to his neck after suffering an orthopedic decapitation three months ago; the youngster was buckled in the back seat of a car his mother was driving when they were hit by a dump truck that the authorities say ran a stop sign.

'Internal Decapitation': Boy's amazing recovery

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 | 1:42 PM

Surviving an 'Internal Decapitation'

Doctors quickly pointed out that an atlanto-occipital dislocation cannot be called a "decapitation" in the traditional sense. For one thing, even though the skull is disjoined form the spinal column, the head does not technically leave the body. And in Jordan's case, as with others, the spinal cord -- that crucial superhighway of nerve fibers that connects the brain to the rest of the body -- was not severed.

Still, Dr. Phillip Tibbs, chair of neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky, says that in many cases, the end result is much the same.

Health and Wellness News

Texas Boy Survives Orthopedic Decapitation

Atlanta, GA 12/22/2008 05:41 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

A 9-year-old Hillsboro, Texas boy’s recovery from a near decapitation is being called a miracle. Jordan Taylor only had a 1-2 percent chance to live after suffering an orthopedic decapitation in a car accident 3 months again.

Jordan was riding in the back seat of a car his mother Stacey Perez was driving when a dump truck ran a stop sign and hit the vehicle. The boy’s skull separated from his neck but his spinal cord remained intact.

“The energy basically made his head lift up off his neck, and then move forward. All of the connective tissue that essentially keeps your head connected to your neck was destroyed,” says Dr. Richard Roberts, the pediatric neurosurgeon who operated on Jordan.

Jordan’s skull and neck has been reattached with a metal plate and titanium rods. Dr. Roberts says it’s a miracle that Jordan is able to walk and talk.

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9 year old boy miraculously survives car crash decapitation

Texas, United States, December 23: A 9 year old boy from Texas was involved in a motor vehicle accident that separated his skull from his vertebrae three months ago, but doctors miraculously reattached his head to his neck and now he’s fully recovered.

According to his mother he’s planning to go back to school after Christmas break.

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Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring guidelines & Societies!

Where to Look for Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Policies, standards and guidlines!!
ABNM American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring
ASNM The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring

ACNS
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
IFCN International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
ASET American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist
OSET International Organization of Societies for
Electrophysiological Technology

Other NeuroPhysiology Societies to look for more information
ABCN-American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Inc

Apart from these Main Societies, there are other organizations that provides technological platform and guidelines
List to be updated........!



Michael R. Isley and Roland C. Pearlman Strongly recommend neuromonitoring guidelines from the above societies!.