Needlefish are predatory schooling fish with long slender jaws that have been known to leap out of the surface of the water at high speeds. There are multiple documented instances of Needlefish causing injury to humans, and these injuries can be more severe than their external appearance would indicate. There are few cases of penetrating head or neck trauma caused by these fish, however, and the following is the first known report of a partial spinal cord injury caused by a Needlefish and illustrates the benefits of prompt neurosurgical intervention and antibiotic prophylaxis.
|Journal||Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management|
|State||Published - Sep 2020|
- Spinal Cord Injury