Radiculopathy as delayed presentations of retained spinal bullet

Bang Ryu, Sung Bum Kim, Man Kyu Choi, Kee D Kim

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Bullet injuries to the spine may cause injury to the anatomical structures with or without neurologic deterioration. Most bullet injuries are acute, resulting from direct injury. However, in rare cases, delayed injury may occur, resulting in claudication. We report a case of intradural bullet at the L3–4 level with radiculopathy in a 30-year-old male. After surgical removal, radicular and claudicating pain were improved significantly, and motor power of the right leg also improved. We report the case of intradural bullet, which resulted in delayed radiculopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-396
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Bullet injury
  • Claudication
  • Delayed presentation
  • Radiculopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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