Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the SPINAL CORD due to extramedullary neoplasm; EPIDURAL ABSCESS; SPINAL FRACTURES; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations vary with the anatomic site of the lesion and may include localized pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
Benign and malignant neoplasms which occur within the substance of the spinal cord (intramedullary neoplasms) or in the space between the dura and spinal cord (intradural extramedullary neoplasms). The majority of intramedullary spinal tumors are primary CNS neoplasms including ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; and LIPOMA. Intramedullary neoplasms are often associated with SYRINGOMYELIA. The most frequent histologic types of intradural-extramedullary tumors are MENINGIOMA and NEUROFIBROMA.
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.
A group of twelve VERTEBRAE connected to the ribs that support the upper trunk region.
Neoplasms located in the space between the vertebral PERIOSTEUM and DURA MATER surrounding the SPINAL CORD. Tumors in this location are most often metastatic in origin and may cause neurologic deficits by mass effect on the spinal cord or nerve roots or by interfering with blood supply to the spinal cord.
The first seven VERTEBRAE of the SPINAL COLUMN, which correspond to the VERTEBRAE of the NECK.
A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
The formation and development of blood cells outside the BONE MARROW, as in the SPLEEN; LIVER; or LYMPH NODES.
X-ray visualization of the spinal cord following injection of contrast medium into the spinal arachnoid space.
A type of juvenile osteochondrosis affecting the fibrocartilaginous disc (INTERVERTEBRAL DISC) in the thoracic or thoracolumbar region of the SPINE. It is characterized by a forward concave SPINAL CURVATURE or KYPHOSIS.
Space between the dura mater and the walls of the vertebral canal.
The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.
A rare epidural hematoma in the spinal epidural space, usually due to a vascular malformation (CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS) or TRAUMA. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a neurologic emergency due to a rapidly evolving compressive MYELOPATHY.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Increase in the mass of bone per unit volume.
Mild to moderate loss of bilateral lower extremity motor function, which may be a manifestation of SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; MUSCULAR DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; parasagittal brain lesions; and other conditions.
A small round or oval, mostly subcutaneous nodule made up chiefly of a mass of Aschoff bodies and seen in cases of rheumatic fever. It is differentiated from the RHEUMATOID NODULE which appears in rheumatoid arthritis, most frequently over bony prominences. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A cartilage-capped benign tumor that often appears as a stalk on the surface of bone. It is probably a developmental malformation rather than a true neoplasm and is usually found in the metaphysis of the distal femur, proximal tibia, or proximal humerus. Osteochondroma is the most common of benign bone tumors.
The use of balloon CATHETERS to remove emboli by retraction of the balloon that is inflated behind the EMBOLUS.
The toothlike process on the upper surface of the axis, which articulates with the CERVICAL ATLAS above.
Tumors or cancer located in bone tissue or specific BONES.
Circumscribed collections of suppurative material occurring in the spinal or intracranial EPIDURAL SPACE. The majority of epidural abscesses occur in the spinal canal and are associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a vertebral body; ANALGESIA, EPIDURAL; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include local and radicular pain, weakness, sensory loss, URINARY INCONTINENCE, and FECAL INCONTINENCE. Cranial epidural abscesses are usually associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a cranial bone, SINUSITIS, or OTITIS MEDIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p710 and pp1240-1; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1998 Aug;65(2):209-12)
Hereditary disorder transmitted by an autosomal dominant gene and characterized by multiple exostoses (multiple osteochondromas) near the ends of long bones. The genetic abnormality results in a defect in the osteoclastic activity at the metaphyseal ends of the bone during the remodeling process in childhood or early adolescence. The metaphyses develop benign, bony outgrowths often capped by cartilage. A small number undergo neoplastic transformation.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.
Organic compounds which contain P-C-P bonds, where P stands for phosphonates or phosphonic acids. These compounds affect calcium metabolism. They inhibit ectopic calcification and slow down bone resorption and bone turnover. Technetium complexes of diphosphonates have been used successfully as bone scanning agents.
Intracranial or spinal cavities containing a cerebrospinal-like fluid, the wall of which is composed of arachnoidal cells. They are most often developmental or related to trauma. Intracranial arachnoid cysts usually occur adjacent to arachnoidal cistern and may present with HYDROCEPHALUS; HEADACHE; SEIZURES; and focal neurologic signs. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch44, pp105-115)
A delicate membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord. It lies between the PIA MATER and the DURA MATER. It is separated from the pia mater by the subarachnoid cavity which is filled with CEREBROSPINAL FLUID.
Osteitis or caries of the vertebrae, usually occurring as a complication of tuberculosis of the lungs.
A vascular anomaly due to proliferation of BLOOD VESSELS that forms a tumor-like mass. The common types involve CAPILLARIES and VEINS. It can occur anywhere in the body but is most frequently noticed in the SKIN and SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE. (from Stedman, 27th ed, 2000)
Information application based on a variety of coding methods to minimize the amount of data to be stored, retrieved, or transmitted. Data compression can be applied to various forms of data, such as images and signals. It is used to reduce costs and increase efficiency in the maintenance of large volumes of data.
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
Fractures occurring as a result of disease of a bone or from some undiscoverable cause, and not due to trauma. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The spinal or vertebral column.
Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.
Broken bones in the vertebral column.
Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Reduced blood flow to the spinal cord which is supplied by the anterior spinal artery and the paired posterior spinal arteries. This condition may be associated with ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, trauma, emboli, diseases of the aorta, and other disorders. Prolonged ischemia may lead to INFARCTION of spinal cord tissue.
The flexible rope-like structure that connects a developing FETUS to the PLACENTA in mammals. The cord contains blood vessels which carry oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus and waste products away from the fetus.
Outgrowth of immature bony processes or bone spurs (OSTEOPHYTE) from the VERTEBRAE, reflecting the presence of degenerative disease and calcification. It commonly occurs in cervical and lumbar SPONDYLOSIS.
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.
Tight coverings for the foot and leg that are worn to aid circulation in the legs, and prevent the formation of EDEMA and DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS. PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION STOCKINGS serve a similar purpose especially for bedridden patients, and following surgery.
Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.
Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.
Crumbling or smashing of cancellous BONE by forces acting parallel to the long axis of bone. It is applied particularly to vertebral body fractures (SPINAL FRACTURES). (Blauvelt and Nelson, A Manual of Orthopedic Terminology, 1994, p4)
Any of the 23 plates of fibrocartilage found between the bodies of adjacent VERTEBRAE.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Narrowing of the spinal canal.
A condition marked by the presence of multiple osteochondromas. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The first cervical vertebra.
The paired bands of yellow elastic tissue that connect adjoining laminae of the vertebrae. With the laminae, it forms the posterior wall of the spinal canal and helps hold the body erect.
The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.
Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.

Neurologic complications of systemic cancer. (1/809)

Neurologic complications occur frequently in patients with cancer. After routine chemotherapy, these complications are the most common reason for hospitalization of these patients. Brain metastases are the most prevalent complication, affecting 20 to 40 percent of cancer patients and typically presenting as headache, altered mental status or focal weakness. Other common metastatic complications are epidural spinal cord compression and leptomeningeal metastases. Cord compression can be a medical emergency, and the rapid institution of high-dose corticosteroid therapy, radiation therapy or surgical decompression is often necessary to preserve neurologic function. Leptomeningeal metastases should be suspected when a patient presents with neurologic dysfunction in more than one site. Metabolic encephalopathy is the common nonmetastatic cause of altered mental status in cancer patients. Cerebrovascular complications such as stroke or hemorrhage can occur in a variety of tumor-related conditions, including direct invasion, coagulation disorders, chemotherapy side effects and nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis. Radiation therapy is the most commonly employed palliative measure for metastases. Chemotherapy or surgical removal of tumors is used in selected patients.  (+info)

Neurological complications of neurofibromatosis type 1 in adulthood. (2/809)

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic disease with a wide range of neurological manifestations. To examine these, and to evaluate neurological morbidity in adulthood of patients with NF1, we studied a hospital-based series of 158 patients that included 138 adult patients aged >18 years and 20 children. NF1 evaluation included a multidisciplinary clinical and a clinically oriented radiological investigation. Neurological events occurring during childhood (in both children and adults of the series) and adulthood were recorded. One or several neurological manifestations have been observed in 55% of patients (adults and children) (n = 87). These included: headache (28 patients); hydrocephalus (7); epilepsy (5); lacunar stroke (1); white matter disease (1); intraspinal neurofibroma (3); facial palsy (1); radiculopathy (5); and polyneuropathy (2). Tumours included: optic pathway tumours (20); meningioma (2); cerebral glioma (3); and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (6). Life-threatening complications were observed in five adults and included four malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours and one meningioma. Pain was the leading symptom in 11 adults and was related to malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours, complications of intraspinal neurofibromas, subcutaneous neurofibromas and peripheral nerve neurofibromas. NF1 in adults was not associated with other disabling or life-threatening neurological complications. Symptomatic optic pathway tumours, cerebral gliomas, symptomatic aqueductal stenosis and spinal compression due to intraspinal NF were observed exclusively during childhood. In this series, the predominant neurological features of adults with NF1 were chronic pain and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours.  (+info)

A clinico-pathological study of cervical myelopathy in rheumatoid arthritis: post-mortem analysis of two cases. (3/809)

Two patients who developed cervical myelopathy secondary to rheumatoid arthritis were analyzed post mortem. One patient had anterior atlanto-axial subluxation (AAS) combined with subaxial subluxation (SS), and the other had vertical subluxation (VS) combined with SS. In the patient with AAS, the posterior aspect of the spinal cord demonstrated severe constriction at the C2 segment, which arose from dynamic osseous compression by the C1 posterior arch. A histological cross-section of the spinal cord at the segment was characterized by distinct necrosis in the posterior white columns and the gray matter. In the patient with VS, the upper cervical cord and medulla oblongata showed angulation over the invaginated odontoid process, whereas no significant pathological changes were observed. At the level of SS, the spinal cord was pinched and compressed between the upper corner of the vertebral body and the lower edge of the lamina. Histologically, demyelination and gliosis were observed in the posterior and lateral white columns.  (+info)

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy in elderly people: a high incidence of conduction block at C3-4 or C4-5. (4/809)

OBJECTIVES: To precisely localise the site of conduction block in elderly patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy in the presence of multilevel compression shown by MRI. METHODS: A total of 44 patients aged 65 and older underwent serial intervertebral recording of spinal somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) from either the intervertebral disc or the ligamentum flavum after epidural stimulation. The site of conduction block identified by abrupt reduction in size of the negative peak was designated as the 0 level with the other levels numbered in order of distance assigning a minus sign caudally. RESULTS: A single site of focal conduction block was disclosed in 42 patients, 23 (55%) at C3-4, 17 (40%) at C4-5, and two (5%) at C5-6. At these levels (0), the amplitude of the negative component was reduced (p<0.0001) to 29% and the area to 22%, with a concomitant increase (p<0.0001) of the initial positive component to 150% in amplitude and 293% in area as compared to the-2 level which was taken as the baseline (100%). CONCLUSIONS: A high incidence (95%) of focal conduction block at C3-4 or C4-5 with normal conduction at C5-6 and C6-7 characterises cervical spondylotic myelopathy in elderly people. Incremental SSEP studies documenting the site of conduction block will help exclude clinically silent cord compression, directing the surgical intervention to the appropriate level of concern.  (+info)

Upregulation of tumor necrosis factor alpha transport across the blood-brain barrier after acute compressive spinal cord injury. (5/809)

Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) is a cytokine that is involved in the inflammatory process after CNS injury and is implicated in neuroregeneration. A saturable transport system for TNF located at the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is responsible for the limited entry of TNF from blood to the CNS in normal mice. After partial disruption of the BBB by compression of the lumbar spinal cord, permeability to TNF was increased not only in the lumbar spinal cord but also in brain and distal spinal cord segments, where the BBB remained intact. The increase in the entry of TNF to the CNS followed a biphasic temporal pattern, with a first peak immediately after injury and a second peak starting on day 3; these changes lasted longer than the mere disruption of the BBB. The increased entry of TNF was abolished by addition of excess unlabeled TNF, showing that the transport system for TNF remained saturable after spinal cord injury (SCI) and providing evidence that the enhanced entry of TNF could not be explained by diffusion or leakage. This study adds strong support for our concept that the saturable transport system for TNF across the BBB can be upregulated in the diseased state, and it suggests that the BBB is actively involved in the modulation of the processes of degeneration and regeneration after SCI.  (+info)

Unusual presentation of spinal cord compression related to misplaced pedicle screws in thoracic scoliosis. (6/809)

Utilization of thoracic pedicle screws is controversial, especially in the treatment of scoliosis. We present a case of a 15-year-old girl seen 6 months after her initial surgery for scoliosis done elsewhere. She complained of persistent epigastric pain, tremor of the right foot at rest, and abnormal feelings in her legs. Clinical examination revealed mild weakness in the right lower extremity, a loss of thermoalgic discrimination, and a forward imbalance. A CT scan revealed at T8 and T10 that the right pedicle screws were misplaced by 4 mm in the spinal canal. At the time of the revision surgery the somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) returned to normal after screw removal. The clinical symptoms resolved 1 month after the revision. The authors conclude that after pedicle instrumentation at the thoracic level a spinal cord compression should be looked for in case of subtle neurologic findings such as persistent abdominal pain, mild lower extremity weakness, tremor at rest, thermoalgic discrimination loss, or unexplained imbalance.  (+info)

Successful conservative treatment of rheumatoid subaxial subluxation resulting in improvement of myelopathy, reduction of subluxation, and stabilisation of the cervical spine. A report of two cases. (7/809)

OBJECTIVE: To report the efficacy of conservative treatment with cervical traction and immobilisation with a Halo vest, in two consecutive rheumatoid arthritis patients with progressive cervical myelopathy caused by subaxial subluxation. METHODS: Description of neurological symptoms and signs and findings in plain radiography (PR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine before and after treatment of the subaxial subluxation by traction and immobilisation with a Halo vest during four months. RESULTS: During four months of traction and immobilisation neurological examination showed a considerable improvement of the signs and symptoms of cervical myelopathy. Afterwards PR and MRI of the cervical spine showed reduction of the subaxial subluxation. Eventually firm stabilisation was obtained in both patients without surgery of the cervical spine. CONCLUSION: Cervical traction and immobilisation with a Halo vest can be considered as an independent conservative treatment in rheumatoid arthritis patients with cervical myelopathy caused by subaxial subluxation.  (+info)

The value of MR imaging in differentiating between hard and soft cervical disc disease: a comparison with intraoperative findings. (8/809)

The aim of this study is to assess the accuracy of MRI alone in the differentiation of soft cervical disc protrusion from osteophytic compression in cervical disc disease. In a retrospective study, the MRI scans of 41 patients with cervical disc disease, who had previously undergone surgery, were presented to three independent observers, randomly on two different occasions, to identify the accuracy of the diagnosis of the presence of hard or soft disc or both as a cause of compression. The observers (two neurosurgeons and one neuroradiologist) were not involved with the treatment of the cases at any stage and were unaware of the surgical findings. Their observations were compared with those of the surgeon recorded at operation. The intra-observer agreement was poor for diagnosis into three categories as hard or soft disc or both. In distinguishing between the presence or absence of hard disc, there was moderate to good (Kappa = 0.6) intra observer and fair to moderate (Kappa = 0.4) interobserver agreement. The sensitivity of diagnosis of a hard disc was high (87%) but specificity was low (44%), due to the overestimation of the presence of hard disc. There was a significantly higher incidence of hard disc in the elderly age group (76% over the fifth decade, P = 0.0073). It is concluded that MRI alone is not a very efficient diagnostic tool in distinguishing between hard and soft disc in the cervical disc disease.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - The neurological outcome of radiotherapy versus surgery in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression presenting with myelopathy. AU - Iida, Keiichiro. AU - Matsumoto, Yoshihiro. AU - Setsu, Nokitaka. AU - Harimaya, Katsumi. AU - Kawaguchi, Kenichi. AU - Hayashida, Mitsumasa. AU - Okada, Seiji. AU - Nakashima, Yasuharu. PY - 2018/1/1. Y1 - 2018/1/1. N2 - Purpose: While radiotherapy is generally an acceptable treatment for metastatic spinal cord compression, surgical intervention is controversial due to the invasiveness and diversity of diseases in the patients being considered. The ideal treatment, therefore, depends on the situation, and the most acute treatment possible is necessary in patients presenting with myelopathy. We compared the neurological outcomes between radiotherapy and surgery in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression presenting with myelopathy. Methods: A total 54 patients with metastatic spinal cord compression presenting with myelopathy treated ...
Purpose: To evaluate clinical characteristics and functional outcome of malignant epidural spinal cord compression associated with a paravertebral mass. Methods and Materials: Between 1987 and 1990, 136 patients with epidural spinal cord compression were treated with irradiation. Of these, 25 patients (18%) had epidural spinal cord compression associated with a paravertebral mass. This report is based on analysis of these 25 patients. Fourteen patients received 3000 cGy in 10 fractions. Seven received 4000 cGy in 16 fractions. Four received 2000 cGy in 5 fractions. Motor function was evaluated by five grades. Results: Lung cancer accounted for the majority of epidural spinal cord compression with a paravertebral mass (60%) followed by lymphoma (8%) and kidney tumor (8%). This pattern of epidural spinal cord compression has a longer duration of pain before developing neurologic symptoms and has a high propensity of the upper thoracic spine involvement by an apical lung cancers. The functional ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Metastatic spinal cord compression in patients with colorectal cancer. AU - Brown, Paul D.. AU - Stafford, Scott L.. AU - Schild, Steven E.. AU - Martenson, James A.. AU - Schiff, David. PY - 1999/12/21. Y1 - 1999/12/21. N2 - Background. A retrospective study was performed to examine the outcome of patients with colorectal cancer who had metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) and received radiation therapy (RT). Methods. Forty episodes of MSCC were treated with external beam RT in 34 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. The median total dose was 3000 cGy (1800-4750 cGy), and the daily fraction size was 300 cGy (151-400 cGy). All patients were followed until death. Results. Median overall survival for the entire cohort was 4.1 months. Of 21 patients ambulatory before RT, 20 remained ambulatory after treatment, whereas only 2 of 9 patients who were nonambulatory regained full ambulatory status. Patients with rectal primary tumors had improved survival (median 7.9 months) ...
Background: Bone metastases occur in most patients with advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer causing pain, pathologic fractures, and spinal cord compression. Few studies specifically address surgical treatment of metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) in prostate cancer. Criteria for identifying patients who may benefit from surgery are poorly defined. Most of the current knowledge regarding tumor biology in prostate cancer is based on studies of primary tumors or soft tissue metastases. The mechanisms regulating growth of bone metastases are not fully established.. Aims: a) to evaluate outcome after surgery for MSCC in prostate cancer and to identify prognostic factors for survival and functional recovery; b) to evaluate current practice for referral of prostate cancer patients with MSCC; c) to analyze expression of androgen receptor (AR), cell proliferation, apoptosis, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in bone metastases with regard to survival after surgery for complications of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Spinal Cord Compression Secondary to Epidural Fibrosis Associated with Percutaneously Placed Spinal Cord Stimulation Electrodes. T2 - Case Report and Review of the Literature. AU - Al Tamimi, Mazin. AU - Aoun, Salah G.. AU - Gluf, Wayne. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. N2 - Spinal cord stimulation is a safe method for treating chronic pain syndromes. Spinal cord stimulators can be placed either surgically by creating a laminectomy defect for paddle leads or percutaneously by inserting electrodes. They are usually not associated with major complications. There have been several reports of epidural fibrosis formation after paddle lead placement but only 1 case of excessive fibrosis following percutaneous lead placement. We describe the unique case of excessive cervical fibrosis formation with creation of tolerance phenomenon, clinically significant stenosis, cord compression, and myelopathy after percutaneous lead placement, which improved after surgical removal of the implant. We also ...
A 77-year-old man presented to the hospital for non-ambulation of 48 hours prior to admission. He was found to have a metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC), a PSA exceeding 27,000, and biopsy-confirmed prostate cancer. After palliative radiation (RT) to the spine and medical treatment, the patient recovered his functions fully and survived for more than 7.5 years, far beyond what would be expected based on current published literature. A systematic review of the literature of MSCC in patients with prostate cancer was carried out. Prognostic factors of ambulation after RT included pre-treatment neurological status, duration of neurological deficits, and severity of the neurological impairment. Positive predictive factors of local control included single level of metastasis, time of development of motor deficits of more than 14 days, no prior androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), age under 65, and longer course of RT (10 fractions of 2 Gy). Absence of prior ADT, pre-treatment ambulation, a single
Background Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) from prostate cancer (PC) influences not only patients prognosis but also their quality of life. However, little is known about the clinical outcome of surgery for MSCC from PC. We evaluated both the oncological and functio...
Evidence-based recommendations on the risk assessment, diagnosis and management of metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) in adults with cancer
Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) is an uncommon condition that affects people with cancer that has spread to or started in the spine.
TY - JOUR. T1 - 1x8 Gy versus 5x4 Gy for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression. T2 - A matched-pair study of three prognostic patient subgroups. AU - Rades, Dirk. AU - Conde-Moreno, Antonio J.. AU - Cacicedo, Jon. AU - Veninga, Theo. AU - Segedin, Barbara. AU - Stanic, Karmen. AU - Rudat, Volker. AU - Schild, Steven E.. N1 - Publisher Copyright: © 2018 The Author(s).. PY - 2018/2/8. Y1 - 2018/2/8. N2 - Background: This study provides separate comparisons of 1×8Gy to 5×4Gy for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) in patients with poor, intermediate and favorable survival prognoses. Methods: Patients receiving 1×8Gy were matched to patients receiving 5×4Gy for age, gender, performance status, tumor type, involved vertebrae, other bone metastases, visceral metastases, interval between tumor diagnosis and MESCC, ambulatory status and time developing motor deficits. From a study including patients with poor (N=156) or intermediate (N=86) survival prognoses, subgroup analyses ...
eng] Background: Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (ESCC) is a devastating medical emergency. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the 6-point ESCC scoring system and the identification of the spinal level presenting ESCC. Methods: Clinical data and imaging from 90 patients with biopsy-proven spinal metastases were provided to 83 specialists from 44 hospitals. The spinal levels presenting metastases and the ESCC scores for each case were calculated twice by each clinician, with a minimum of 6 weeks interval. Clinicians were blinded to assessments made by other specialists and their own previous assessment. Fleiss kappa (κ) statistic was used to assess intraobserver and interobserver agreement. Subgroup analyses were performed according to clinicians specialty (medical oncology, neurosurgery, radiology, orthopedic surgery, and radiation oncology), years of experience, and type of hospital. Results: Intraobserver and interobserver agreement on the location of ...
A compact guideline in the shape of a creditcard to identify the early signs and symptoms of spinal cord compression to prevent serious long-term disability.
Excellent and durable response to radiotherapy in a rare case of spinal cord compression due to extra-medullary hematopoiesis in β-thalassemia intermedia: case report and clinicoradiological correlation
Survival analysis of malignant epidural spinal cord compression after palliative radiotherapy using Tokuhashi scoring system and the impact of systemic therapy
Background: Animal models of spinal cord injuries aim to utilize controlled and reproducible conditions. However, a literature review reveals that mouse contusion studies using equivalent protocols may show large disparities in the observed impact force vs. cord compression relationship. The overall purpose of this study was to investigate possible sources of bias in these measurements. The specific objective was to improve spinal cord compression measurements using a video-based setup to detect the impactor-spinal cord time-to-contact. New Method: A force-controlled 30 kDyn unilateral contusion at C4 vertebral level was performed in six mice with the Infinite Horizon impactor (IH). High-speed video was used to determine the time-to-contact between the impactor tip and the spinal cord and to compute the related displacement of the tip into the tissue: the spinal cord compression and the compression ratio. Results & Comparison with Existing Method(s): Delayed time-to-contact detection with the IH ...
Occurrence, symptoms, clinical presentations and prognosis in 398 patients with spinal cord compression. This document is based on material produced by the Christie NHS Foundation Trust with some modifications Review date: April 2014 Content ©2009 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has created this document which may be copied for use within the NHS Spinal cord compression, if untr eated or if there is a delay in treatment, can lead The minimum radiological evidence for cord compression is indentation of the theca at the level of clinical features Loblaw and Laperriere , 1998 This can cause a range of symptoms which can get worse if left untreated. 2.1.2. The pain can range from mild to severe. The most common characteristic of sciatica is pain that radiates out from the lower back, down the buttocks and into 1 or both legs, right down to the calf. Depending on the cause of the compression, symptoms may develop suddenly or gradually, and they may require anything from supportive care to ...
A new study investigates the incidence of concurrent cervical spinal cord compression in patients with adult spinal deformity, and identifies the predictive factors for this condition.
Neurogenic origin intermittent claudication is typically caused by lumbar spinal canal stenosis. However, there are few reports of intermittent claudication caused by cervical spinal cord compression. We present the case of a 75-year-old woman who presented with intermittent claudication. She had a history of lumbar spinal fusion surgery, but there was no sign of lumbar spinal stenosis. She also reported bilateral thigh pain on cervical extension. Electromyogram (EMG), posture-induced test, myelogram, and post-myelogram dynamic computed tomography (CT) were performed. Myelography and post-myelogram dynamic CT in the cervical extension position showed narrowing of the subarachnoid space; the patient reported pain in the front of the both thigh during the procedure. We performed an electromyogram (EMG), which implied neurogenic changes below the C5 level. Based on these results, we diagnosed cervical spinal cord compression and underwent laminoplasty at C4-6 including dome-like laminectomy, which
For patients with malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) who are paraparetic or paraplegic before initiating treatment, the current treatment options provide a meager to poor chance of neurologic recovery and the prognosis is guarded. Improving the chance of ambulation after treatment for MSCC may dramatically improve patients quality of life, decrease days spent in hospital and improve survival. Steroids appear to prevent neurologic damage from MSCC and increasing doses appear to have an increasingly protective effect, however, higher doses are limited by an increasing incidence of serious toxicity.. Recombinant human erythropoetin has been shown to improve quality of life in patients with anemia of chronic disease and animal models suggest that r-HuEPO may have a neuroprotective effect. Human studies have demonstrated increased CSF concentrations of r-HuEPO after intravenous administration, including patients with MESCC. Furthermore, there is a suggestion that patients treated with ...
04/12/2019: Publication reference and total final enrolment number added. 26/02/2019: Uploaded protocol V4.0 03/03/2013 (not peer reviewed). 22/03/2016: The Australian trial participating centre (Mater centre) has been added, as well as the methods of measurement used to measure each of the outcome measures. In addition, the availability of the participant level data has been added. 04/02/2016: The overall trial end date has been updated from 01/09/2014 to 30/04/2017 and the recruitment end date has been updated from 14/07/2015 to 30/04/2016. In addition, the inclusion and exclusion criteria have been updated and the trial participating centre has been changed from the Marie Curie Research Wing to Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre. 01/03/2011: The overall trial end date was changed from 01/09/2014 to 14/07/2015 ...
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Spinal cord compression by epidural metastasis is considered an exceptional complication in patients with cervical carcinoma. We report three patients treated for a cervical carcinoma who developed epidural metastasis with spinal cord compression at 9, 25 and 48 months after primary treatment of the uterine malignancy. All patients had poorly-differentiated adenocarcinomas with lymphovascular space invasion, and two had lymph node metastasis. All patients underwent emergency decompressive laminectomy followed by radiotherapy and a partial recovery of the neurological function was achieved. In two patients the spinal cord was the only site of recurrent disease, whereas the other had lung and brain metastasis at the time of epidural involvement diagnosis. All three patients, however, died of disseminated disease. Surgical decompression followed by radiation therapy may result in a complete preservation of the neurologic functions in patients with spinal cord compression secondary to metastatic ...
Leifs diagnosis from an MRI shows dorsal to dorsal lateral bilaterally smoothly marginated regions of moderate to severe spinal cord compression at level T3-T6 causing dorsal and lateral to circumferential spinal cord compression. These findings are most consistent with spinal cord compression secondary to bony spinal malformation (hemivertebra).. We cannot afford this surgery due to the number vet bills incurred over this past year for veterinary care of our dogs and puppies. Home FurEver is in need of funds not only for Leifs surgery, but to pay our outstanding vet bills and the continued emergency care for all of the dogs and puppies in our care.. In the past year, Home FurEver has seen a decline in volunteers and donations, which has decreased the funds available to pay the essential medical bills incurred.. Home FurEver is one of the oldest rescues in Detroit. In order for us to take care of dogs in need, we need your monetary help. We cannot keep our doors open without your ...
Leifs diagnosis from an MRI shows dorsal to dorsal lateral bilaterally smoothly marginated regions of moderate to severe spinal cord compression at level T3-T6 causing dorsal and lateral to circumferential spinal cord compression. These findings are most consistent with spinal cord compression secondary to bony spinal malformation (hemivertebra).. We cannot afford this surgery due to the number vet bills incurred over this past year for veterinary care of our dogs and puppies. Home FurEver is in need of funds not only for Leifs surgery, but to pay our outstanding vet bills and the continued emergency care for all of the dogs and puppies in our care.. Continue reading Happy Holidays and Urgent Plea for Donations for Leif →. ...
Osseous and neurologic anatomy of the spine, structural and functional basis for spinal signs and symptoms, diagnostic examination and analysis for pain of spinal origin, neoplastic and nonneoplastic causes of spinal cord compression, and myopathies simulating cord compression. Although most of the text is relevant to neurologic and neurosurgical practice, oncologists and rheumatologists may also find it useful. ...
IgM multiple myeloma is rare disorder, which has clinical, laboratory and radiological manifestations that are consistent with both multiple myeloma and Waldenstroms macroglobulinaemia. An 83 years Welsh lady presented with clinical and radiological features consistent with spinal cord compression. Further investigations confirmed the diagnosis of IgM multiple myeloma. Following localized radiotherapy and five courses of melphalan and prednisolone, the patient achieved partial remission of her myeloma. Later on, the patient had disease progression in the form of rising serum IgM level and the development of multiple plasmacytomas. She was treated with thalidomide, cyclophosphamide, dexamethasone and radiotherapy, which resulted in the control of her disease for one year. To our knowledge, this is the second case of IgM myeloma presenting with a plasmacytoma and the first case of IgM myeloma presenting with cord compression caused by plasmacytomas. Unlike other types of multiple myeloma IgM myeloma is
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Kato et al reviewed data for 34 patients who had undergone treatment of newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer, diagnosed after presenting with paralysis, with spinal cord compression, between 1975 and 2010 (mean age 71 years old and median time between onset of paralysis and diagnosis 11 days). Twenty-six patients received conservative therapy (hormone therapy with or without external beam radiation therapy) and eight patients received surgery (mostly posterior decompression and fusion with intraoperative radiation therapy). Of those received conservative treatment, the vast majority (22 vs. 4) received both hormone therapy and external beam radiation therapy. Kato said: We evaluated the neurological status [of patients] using Frankels grade before the treatment, immediately after treatment [less than one week after], and one, three, and six months afterwards.. Prior to treatment, 19 patients in the conservative group (two with Frankel grade B; 17 with Frankel grade C) and all patients ...
Spinal Cord Compression -Tumors, Caries, Cervical compression, Thoracic compression, Lumbar lesions, Neurogenic claudication, Prof. Shahzad Shams presently works as Head and Professor of Neurosurgery Department at Lahore General Hospital, LGH, Lahore. Endosocpic Minimally invasive keyhole surgery.
Spinal cord compression occurs when a mass places pressure anywhere on the spinal cord down to the lower back. Learn more about it.
Spinal cord compression in the neck, more technically known as cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy or CVSM, can cause notable incoordination and affects about 2% of racing Thoroughbreds. Probably the most well-known horse affected by CVSM was
If you are feeling a tightness or numbness in your back or spinal area, you should consult a doctor about spinal cord compression and how it could help.
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Poretti, Andrea; Grotzer, Michael A (2012). Neuroblastoma with spinal cord compression: is there an emergency treatment of choice? Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54(4):297-298. ...
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Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of 11 Thread: Medical Studies for Spinal Compression During Squats. Hopefully this wouldnt be too much of a problem because you actually use less weight when you box squat, and you are forced to use better form, which helps to reduce spinal compression. Filling the abdomen with air when box squatting creates optimal abdominal pressure that also protects the spine. You can think of this as almost like a reverse deadlift movement. Split Squat Jump. The box squat is safer. Should I be worried about spinal compression from squats . The reason is simple - less spinal compression. 3 Spinal Stenosis Exercises To Avoid 1. Shawn Torsitano. Replacing Box Squats? I dont want that compression on my athletes spine. As soon as you stand up with the bar, the spine is compressed, no matter how you squat. The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves running down the middle of the back. View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date Sep 2015 Posts 67. So if you cant get back up ...
Abstract: Vertebral metastatic disease afflicts a significant proportion of cancer patients, most commonly those with breast and lung disease. Symptoms can include tumor-related pain, neurological deficit from spinal cord or nerve compression and pathological fracture with mechanical instability. Appropriate workup includes identifying the primary disease, defining the extent of spinal and extra-spinal pathology and classifying spinal stability based on the pattern of osseous involvement. Specific therapy for the vertebral metastatic disease can include pharmacologic therapy to deliver analgesia, steroids, bisphosphonate, anti-neoplastic therapy, radiation therapy as either primary or adjuvant therapy and surgical intervention for mechanical or neurologic instability ...
Patients who have previously received maximum cord tolerance of 45 Gy in 5 weeks conventional fractionation or similar biologically effective dose (BED) to the area of the spine to be treated. Below are the normalized BED at 2 Gy per fraction with alpha/beta=2 for spinal cord in commonly used fractionation schemes in previously irradiated patients. Conventional Radiotherapy (Normalized Biologically Effective Dose) 20 Gy in 5 fractions(30 Gy 2/2), 30 Gy in 10 fractions(37.5 Gy 2/2), 37.5 Gy in 15 fractions(42 Gy 2/2), 40 Gy in 20 fractions(40 Gy 2/2), 45 Gy in 25 fractions(43 Gy 2/2), 50 Gy in 25 fractions(50 Gy 2/2) following equation: nBED is calculated by dividing BED by (1 + d/a/b), where d is 2 Gy and for spinal cord late effect a/b is 2, and we describe the units as Gy 2/2 (i.e., Gy 2/2 = 2-Gy equivalent with a/b = 2 ...
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For patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy, imaging with 18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) could act as a marker for a potentially reversible phase of the disease in which substantial clinical improvement can be achieved ...
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Vd. Meenakshi Rewadkar-Kole and Vd. Mayuri Shingnapurkar. ABSTRACT. Spinal cord compression is a rare entity affecting vertebrae. It is caused by bone fragments from a vertebral fracture or a tumour or an abscess ruptured inter-vertebral disc compressing spinal cord. It causes paralysis of limbs and decreased sensation below the level of compression. The patient selected was a 50 years old female having spinal cord compression with L4-L5 bulges causing cauda equina lesion. She was started with Panchatikta Kshir Basti. The pain and heaviness associated with the disease aggravated due to Basti. So then patient was given Panchatikta Niruh Basti along with Patra Pinda Swedan. The spinal cord compression with L4-L5 bulges causes the oedema around tissues of vertebral column. The Basti given was hyperosmolar in nature so it caused the excretion of vitiated doshas along with it thus reducing the peripheral oedema around the spinal cord. The spinal cord along with the nerves itself is a place for ...
Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is one of the most dreaded complications of cancer. A Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2000 to 2011 was used to extract data for all in-hospital stays of patients with MSCC using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes. The usage and timing of radiation therapy and surgical interventions were identified using ICD-9-M codes. These interventions were defined as early intervention if they were provided within the first 48 hours of hospitalization. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the factors associated with delays in early intervention. We also examined whether delays in treatment led to worse outcomes in terms of mortality and morbidity. 13 457 patients were admitted with MSCC from 2000 to 2011 who received one or more modalities of treatment. Of these, 5035 (37%) received early intervention. Female gender, private-for-profit hospitals and higher comorbidity index ...
To identify significant prognostic factors after irradiation of metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) in 335 breast cancer patients.The potential prognostic
Aims: To audit the current use of radiotherapy in UK cancer centres for the treatment of metastatic spinal cord compression against national standards that seek to optimise functional and quality of life outcomes. Materials and methods: A Royal College of Radiologists prospective national audit of patients treated with radiotherapy in UK cancer centres was carried out over a 3 month period between September and December 2008, with a repeat audit carried out in August 2012. Results: Five hundred and ninety-six cases were received from 42 cancer centres (74%) in 2008, with data from 323 cases received from 52 (90%) centres in 2012. Ninety-three per cent (358) of patients had a diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging scan carried out within 24 h of referral for radiotherapy in 2008 compared with 205 patients (97%) in 2012. One hundred and eleven (32%) good prognosis patients were discussed with spinal surgeons; only 10 good prognosis patients were recorded as proceeding to surgery in 2008. This ...
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Meanwhile, Bolton palliative care physiotherapist Robert Hodgkiss (left, in white shirt, in the photograph), who had a heart transplant 21 years ago, won four silver and one bronze medal in athletics and swimming at the British Transplant Games.. Mr Hodgkiss, who works both in Bolton Hospice and across the community, mainly sees patients expected to be in the last 12 months of life.. I provide exercise programmes to try and maintain function and independence as well as mobility assessments, breathlessness and fatigue management, goal setting, management of malignant spinal cord compression and also a key role in advanced care planning for future deterioration.. I think that having been through a life threatening illness and significant changes to my life I can emphasise with some of my patients problems, he told Frontline.. The British Transplant Games take place next year in Birmingham and the World Transplant Games in Newcastle and Gateshead in 2019.. ...
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Extradural arachnoid cysts in the spine are relatively uncommon causes of spinal cord compression in the pediatric population that are thought to arise from congenital defects in the dura mater. Most reports describe such cysts communicating with the intrathecal subarachnoid space through a small defect in the dura. The authors describe the case of a child who presented with spinal cord compression caused by a large spinal extradural arachnoid cyst that did not communicate with the intradural subarachnoid space. An 11-year-old girl presented with urinary urgency, progressive lower-extremity weakness, myelopathy, and severe gait ataxia. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine demonstrated a large extradural arachnoid cyst extending from T-8 to T-12. The patient underwent a thoracic laminoplasty for en bloc resection of the spinal extradural arachnoid cyst. Intraoperatively, the dura was intact and there was no evidence of communication into the intradural subarachnoid space. Postoperatively, the
Football players often suffer from massive hits to the back that can devastate their career. One of the worst problems that can occur is a spinal compression fracture. When this issue occurs, it must be managed immediately, or they risk ending their career.. Hits To The Back Cause A Lot Of Spinal Compression Fractures. One of the most commonly addressed problems that impact athletes (particularly those in football) is spinal compression fractures. It is heavily discussed by a variety of athletic groups, due to its frequent occurrence. In football, getting hit to the back is frowned upon and often penalized, but it can still happen in the heat of a game.. Unfortunately, these hits to the back can cause a person to suffer from a spinal compression fracture. Football players with these fractures have to get off the field right away and get treatment to avoid more severe problems. But how can they be separated from other types of back pain that occur on the field?. Symptoms Of A Spinal Compression ...
Extramedullary haematopoiesis (EMH) is a rare cause of spinal cord compression. When a patient with a haematological disorder that causes chronic anaemia (particularly thalassaemia) presents with neurological deficits referable to the spine, EMH with paraspinal masses should be considered and imaging planned appropriately.
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVES: To report: 1) one of the youngest cases of aneurysmal bone cysts presenting with cord compression at the cervicothoracic junction with 7-year follow-up; and 2) the technique we used to stabilize such a small spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Aneurysmal bone cyst is an uncommon but well-recognized tumor affecting the spine of children. The mean age of presentation is 16 years. It has hardly been reported below the age of 4 years. All data are in the form of case reports or series. Surgical or nonoperative management can be used. Spinal implant systems are not designed for use in very small children. METHODS: Clinical data analysis. RESULTS: A girl presented at age 2 years and 3 months with cord compression at the cervicothoracic junction. After an inconclusive biopsy, a formal excision and reconstruction of the C7 and T1 were performed anteriorly and posteriorly. We used a fibular graft, internal fixation with crossed plates from the maxillofacial implant tray and
PREVEDELLO, Daniel Monte-Serrat et al. Ventral extradural spinal meningeal cyst causing cord compression: neurosurgical treatment. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2005, vol.63, n.3b, pp.855-858. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2005000500026.. Spinal extradural meningeal cysts are typically formed by a thin fibrotic membranous capsule, macroscopically similar that of an arachnoid membrane, filled by cerebro spinal fluid and related to a nerve root or to the posterior midline. Ventral location is extremely rare and when it occurs they usually cause spinal cord herniation through the ventral dural gap. A 61 year-old man who began with a two years long history of insidious tetraparesis, spasticity and hyperreflexia in lower extremities, and flaccid atrophy of upper limbs, without sensory manifestations, is presented. Investigation through magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an extensive spinal ventral extradural cystic collection from C6 to T11. The lesion was approached ...
in Journal of Neuroscience Research (2004), 75(2), 253-261. Electromagnetic fields are able to promote axonal regeneration in vitro and in vivo. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is used routinely in neuropsychiatric conditions and as an ... [more ▼]. Electromagnetic fields are able to promote axonal regeneration in vitro and in vivo. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is used routinely in neuropsychiatric conditions and as an atraumatic method to activate descending motor pathways. After spinal cord injury, these pathways are disconnected from the spinal locomotor generator, resulting in most of the functional deficit. We have applied daily 10 Hz rTMS for 8 weeks immediately after an incomplete high (T4-5; n = 5) or low (T10-11; n = 6) thoracic closed spinal cord compression -injury in adult rats, using 6 high- and 6 low-lesioned non-stimulated animals as controls. Functional recovery of hindlimbs was assessed using the BBB locomotor rating scale. In the ...
BACKGROUND (CSM) is the medical condition referring to myelopathy (spinal cord compression) due to narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal. Historically, there have been several reported cases of degeneration
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Spinal cord compression can follow a car accident in Illinois that caused a spinal cord injury Spinal cord compression in can develop immediately following a car accident anywhere, including Rockford and Chicago Illinois; it can also happen over time. Mayo Clinic reports fifty-percent of all spinal cord injuries are caused […] ...
Saadoun S, Werndle MC, Lopez de Heredia L, Papadopoulos MC MR scans from 65 patients with traumatic spinal cord injury were analysed; on admission 95% had evid …
2UKMC, Div Neurosurgery, Lexington The medical records of 154 children with solid malignant primary tumors outside the central nervous system were retrospectively reviewed to achieve a better understanding of the incidence, presentation, outcome and treatment options for metastatic spinal cord disease. Of the 154 total, 12 children had symptomatic and 5 had asymptomatic spinal metastases (total 17 cases; 11 %). In eight cases, the spinal epidural space had been invaded by the primary malignancy. Four of these eight tumors were sarcomas, and the other four were neuroblastomas. Eight of the 12 symptomatic patients underwent laminectomy, and gross total or subtotal tumor resection and/or spinal fusion. Six of the 12 individuals were alive during their last follow-up visit. The study revealed that biological behavior of malignant tumors that produce spinal cord compression in children differs from the behavior of similar tumors in adults. In the children with neuroblastoma who have reasonably good ...
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Frequency, timing, and predictors of neurological dysfunction in the nonmyelopathic patient with cervical spinal cord compression, canal stenosis, and/or ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.
There were also positive secondary outcomes in the vertebroplasty group. Mean NRS pain score was lower at every time point, Roland Morris Disability score was lower from one month to six months, analgesic use was lower at three months and six months, median duration of hospitalisation was lower by 5.5 days, and fractured vertebral body height was 36% greater than placebo at six months. The reduction in hospital stay shows the procedure to be cost effective.. There were two serious adverse events in the vertebroplasty group. The first was hypoventilation following intravenous sedation, before the procedure commenced, and this was reversed and the procedure re-scheduled two days later. The second was a humerus fracture sustained during transfer into the prone position, and this was treated with plaster cast successfully. Two patients in the placebo group developed spinal cord compression due to continued vertebral collapse and fracture retropulsion in the weeks following randomisation. One had ...
Spinal compression fractures. X-rays of a section through the lower back of a 72-year-old patient with an array of old compression fractures of the vertebral body of the L4 lumbar vertebra (lower centre), causing severe pains and reducing the mobility of the lumbosacral junction. - Stock Image C025/2476
I was injured on Oct 6, 2010. After 4 trip to the ER and also seeing my family doctor, an X-ray of lower-back, CT scan of lower back, MRI of lower-back, all scan showed nothing wrong, the diagnosis was a lower back injury. The symptoms were severe burning on the thoracic spine area, muscle tightening and severe pain of entire back, leg weakness and cold and hot sensations. Not until Feb 18, 2011 when an X-ray of the thoracic spine was done, that an (old) spinal compression fracture of the T-10 vertebrae was found. I have been receiving Physio therapy since November, As well as taking anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants and t-3s. The pain has not left, and the weakness and numbness is still happening in my legs. Was this a normal standard of procedure used by Canadian hospitals or should they have done something other and been able to determine the fracture earlier? What is my best method of solving my illness now? Are there procedures to cure my problem?. ...
Osteoporotic spinal compression fractures occur as a result of injury, commonly fall onto the buttock or pressure from normal activities, to the weakened vertebrae due to osteoporosis. Epidemiology They have a reported incidence of 1.2 per 1000...
Osteoporosis is called a silent disease. Spinal compression fractures and spine osteoporosis are treated by spine surgeons at North Central Surgical Center in Dallas, TX.
Solitary osteochondroma is a very unusual cause of spinal cord compression. The tumor is benign, and surgical removal produces an excellent clinical result. We have experienced a case of solitary osteochondroma in the posterier neural arch of the 11th thoracic vertebra which compressed spinal cord and resulted in paraparesis. Plain spine x-ray revealed calcified bony lesion with smooth border at Tll level. Myelogram showed nearly complete blockage of dye column, extradural type, at the Tll level. Total laminectomies including the pathological lesion resulted in excellent recovery ...
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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Nerve roots in the lower back become compressed, which can cause similar symptoms to sciatica, affecting the buttocks and legs. Sometimes lumbar spinal stenosis cuts off blood flow to the lower body, which is called neurogenic claudication. About 75 percent of cases of spinal stenosis occur in the low back (lumbar spine). Cervical Spinal Stenosis: Causes pain in the neck and other other nerve problems. When spinal cord compression in the neck becomes severe, its possible for serious problems to develop, including extreme weakness or even paralysis, which often requires emergency surgery ...
Ten (10) percent of cancer patients with metastatic tumors to the spine have NO PREVIOUS KNOWN CANCER and of these, spinal cord compression and pain are the first signs & symptoms of the disease. Vertebral Column Tumors:. Spinal bone tumors involve the bony vertebral column and can be divided into cancerous tumors and benign tumors. Cancerous spinal bone tumors include metastatic cancers and primary bone cancers. Although any type of cancer can spread to spinal bones, the most common ones are cancers of lung, breast, prostate and kidney as well as lymphomas. Treatment. Metastatic cancer is usually impossible to cure. However, surgical debulking of the tumor (with or without mechanical spine stabilization) in order to remove any pressure on the spinal cord, can improve quality of life. Operative therapy may also consist of placement of acrylic material or banked bone and metallic implants to preserve the stability of the spine, following removal of the portion of the vertebra involved with ...
Researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Institute of Child Health, London, UK reviewed their experience of childhood spinal tuberculosis (TB) over a 15-year period (1995-2010). Of 21 patients identified (median age 9.7 years, range 3.4-15.9 years) 11 were Black African, 7 Asian, 2 Middle Eastern and 1 Caucasian. Nine were born in the UK, 1 in the Netherlands and the remainder outside Europe. Ten had traveled to a country endemic for TB within the year before diagnosis. Four (19%) had a previous diagnosis of TB, 11 (52%) a known contact, 10 (48%) had received BCG vaccine and none was HIV-positive. Clinical presentations included systemic symptoms in 18 (night sweats, weight loss, fever and anorexia), back pain in 16, neurological symptoms in 12 (weakness and limp in 7, sensory change in 5), and spinal deformity in 5. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated in 14 patients (67%) by vertebral biopsy or from paraspinal abscess. Spinal cord compression or stenosis occurred in 8 ...
Neurosurgery Spine surgeons at Mass General perform surgeries on the full range of degenerative, traumatic, oncologic, vascular and congenital conditions of the spine. Our spine surgeons are technically versatile in all aspects of decompression surgery as well as reconstruction of the spine.. Each surgeon in our program has an area of specific subspecialization, focus, and interest within spine surgery. This includes nerve and spinal cord compression syndromes, peripheral nerve entrapment, intradural spine and nerve sheath tumors, tumors affecting the spinal column and scoliotic deformities of the spine.. Read More About the Patient Journey. Surgery at Mass General: What to Expect from Our Surgical Team ...
A team of doctors at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) in Delhi performed a complex, albeit successful surgery upon a 21-month-old boy suffering from kyphotic deformity. Also known as spinal cord deformity, it leads to an excessive outside curvature of the spine which causes hunching. The doctors explained that generally, upper back spine is normally curved outwards to a certain degree which in medical terms is called kyphosis or the kyphotic curve. The four-hour-long deformity correction surgery is a new kind of success for the doctors. We conducted MRI which revealed that there was destruction of back bones due to tuberculosis, which caused severe deformity and spinal cord compression leading to weakness in the legs, said Gururaj Sangondimath, Consultant Spine Surgery, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC), in a statement. The normal curvature of neck and lower back bends the spine inward. These outward and inward curves of the spine help the spine to bear the load of a person with ...
human T-lymphotropic virus 1 infection [5,6]. Although PTCLs have been reported in all groups, including young individuals, it generally affects the elderly, with a median age in the 5th to 6th decade and an equal sex distribution [7]. Although involvement of the sinonasal cavity, airway, intestinal tract, skin, lymph nodes, lung, liver, spleen, and musculoskeletal system has been reported, the central nervous system, especially the spine, is rarely involved [5,8]. In a series of 453 previously untreated NHL patients seen at the Northern Israel Oncology Center between 1968 and 1983, Epelbaum et al. reported only 10 patients (2.2%) presenting with spinal cord compression [9]. The overall occurrence rate was 0.1% to 6.5% among people with non-Hodgkins lymphoma [10].. A predilection for involvement of the thoracic and lumbar region has been reported in patients with NHLs involving the spine [9]. The spinal extradural space is the most common site, because of an isolated deposit within the spinal ...
Osteochondromas, which are benign bone tumors that usually develop on long bones, tubular bones, are rarely found in the spine. If they are located in the spinal canal, they may cause nerve root or spinal cord compression, which is a rare but potentially catastrophic manifestation of osteochondromas. In this article, we report a case of a 38-year-old man who presented with low back pain, paresthesia, and weakness of the right lower extremity aggravating gradually for 5 months ...
In June, 2014, a 5-year-old girl from New Mexico with trisomy 21 presented with 2 months of neck pain, without neurological findings on examination or cutaneous abnormality. MRI showed an avidly enhancing, dural-based mass from C2 to C4 causing spinal cord compression (figure). Imaging of the neuraxis was otherwise negative. The radiographic findings suggested a peripheral nerve sheath tumour or meningioma, despite the rarity of such tumours in children. At operation we resected a firm rubbery mass arising from the dura (figure) via an intradural approach.. ...
Although cancer has an annual incidence of only about 150 new cases per 1 million U.S. children, it is the second leading cause of childhood deaths. Early detection and prompt therapy have the potential to reduce mortality. Leukemias, lymphomas and central nervous system tumors account for more than one half of new cancer cases in children. Early in the disease, leukemia may cause nonspecific symptoms similar to those of a viral infection. Leukemia should be suspected if persistent vague symptoms are accompanied by evidence of abnormal bleeding, bone pain, lymphadenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly. The presenting symptoms of a brain tumor may include elevated intracranial pressure, nerve abnormalities and seizures. A spinal tumor often presents with signs and symptoms of spinal cord compression. In children, lymphoma may present as one or more painless masses, often in the neck, accompanied by signs and symptoms resulting from local compression, as well as signs and symptoms of systemic ...
Chemotherapy is commonly used to treat brain cancer. Chemotherapy is not usually used with tumours that start in the spine (primary spinal cord tumours), but may be used for tumours that have spread to the spine from other parts of the body (metastatic spinal cord tumours). The chemotherapy drugs us
Foot and leg pain differ in intensity and type, depending on the individuals lifestyle and underlying health conditions. Aside from leg and foot pathology, foot and leg pain can result from a condition that affects the pelvic area, hip, or lower back. The specific kind of pain might vary depending on the cause. Here at Total Health Center Inc., our osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry determines the specific cause of your pain either in our Lake Odessa, Brickyard Site, or Battle Creek, MI, office. Once he has pinpointed the cause of your pain, he can recommend a treatment plan for your condition.. Leg Pain and Spinal Conditions. Issues with your lower spine impact your spinal nerve roots and lead to pain that radiates into your leg and foot. These conditions include spine degeneration, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and spinal cord compression in the lower back or neck region.. Common Foot Pain Causes. Various things lead to foot pain, not all of them accompanying leg pain. ...
Scoliosis is a condition characterized by the abnormal curvature of the back. Complications of this condition include nerve or spinal cord compression (with possible pain, numbness, tingling, weakness resulting), bone degeneration and abnormal cerebrospinal fluid circulation around the spinal cord. In extreme cases of severe abnormal curves, the organs in the thoracic (chest) cavity, heart and lungs, may have compromised function. Scoliosis is divided into four major categories: infantile idiopathic scoliosis, juvenile idiopathic scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and acquired/degenerative scoliosis ...
In breast cancer patients, bone is the most common site of metastases. Medical therapies are the basic therapy to prevent distant metastases and recurrence and to cure them. Radiotherapy has a primary role in pain relief, recalcification and stabilization of the bone, as well as the reduction of the risk of complications (e.g., bone fractures, spinal cord compression). Bisphosphonates, as potent inhibitors of osteoclastic-mediated bone resorption are a well-established, standard-of-care treatment option to reduce the frequency, severity and time of onset of the skeletal related events in breast cancer patients with bone metastases. Moreover bisphosphonates prevent cancer treatment-induced bone loss. Recent data shows the anti-tumor activity of bisphosphonates, in particular, in postmenopausal women and in older premenopausal women with hormone-sensitive disease treated with ovarian suppression. Pain is the most frequent symptom reported in patients with bone metastases, and its prevention and treatment
The efficacy and safety of Xofigo were evaluated in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase 3 clinical trial of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer with symptomatic bone metastases. Patients with visceral metastases and malignant lymphadenopathy exceeding 3 cm were excluded. The primary efficacy endpoint was overall survival. A key secondary efficacy endpoint was time to first symptomatic skeletal event (SSE) defined as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) to relieve skeletal symptoms, new symptomatic pathologic bone fracture, occurrence of spinal cord compression, or tumor-related orthopedic surgical intervention. There were no scheduled radiographic assessments performed on study. All patients were to continue androgen deprivation therapy. At the cut-off date of the pre-planned interim analysis, a total of 809 patients had been randomized 2:1 to receive Xofigo 55 kBq (1.49 microcurie)/kg intravenously every 4 weeks for 6 cycles (n = 541) plus best standard of care ...
EN] Bone metastases are a common complication in some high incidence types of cancer, like prostate or breast cancer. The complications associated with bone metastases include bone pain, fractures and spinal cord compression. Most part of bone metastases are irreversible and treatments are focused on slowing the growth of the lesions. In the United States, 17% of the total direct medical cost was employed treating bone metastases. In order to improve the health of the patients and cut down medical costs, early detection is crucial. Some studies have shown that Whole-Body MRI has the potential to become the best method for diagnosis but there are still some difficulties left. One patient can have multiple bone metastases all over the skeleton in different sizes. This makes diagnosing bone metastases a tough task for the radiologists and because of the irregular shapes of the bone metastases, changes in size are also difficult to measure. The goal of this project is to provide an automatic tool ...
Back pain can be caused by muscle strain, colds, kidney and pelvic diseases, displacement of intervertebral discs, spinal cord compression as a result of inflammatory processes and others.. So what to do if your lower back aches so much that you can not sleep well, work or even move? How best to get rid of the pain? What is the main cause of this illness?. To find the answers to these and other disturbing questions you should make an appointment to a neurologist in Clinic of modern neurology Aksimed. After all, there are only highly qualified specialists, capable to competently diagnose the cause of your problem and develop the most effective method of treating back pain.. Back pain should not be ignored and even more you shouldnt get engaged in selftreatment, as this can significantly worsen health.. In the initial stages of the disease it is much easier to remove and prevent the development of more serious complications associated with the progression of the pathological process in the ...
Wow!. I had C3-C7 done in one 11hour festival, anterior and posterior. It was amazing. Id be happy to share the entire experience with you on here or offline.. The surgery was extremely successful, 2/2/09. I was able to drive again after about 3 months. (Id been totally disabled since 1999, was only a surgical candidate after I developed spinal cord compression in the area which was fused, and it was big-time fusion front and back or be paralyzed).. Anyway, I thought *i* was a trooper. 2 sessions, intubated overnight!?!?! I hope your health is otherwise good. Im a big girl, 55 280 but with no other health problems (no heart disease or diabetes), and I had a weird reaction to being under for 11 hours - my heart rate wouldnt calm down and I had to stay in ICU for 4 days post-surgery, even though I otherwise recovered just fine. I think, despite them giving me Rx to bring my heart rate down, I was just in shock after being under for so long, and all the titanium introduced into my system. I ...
NECK PAIN Etiology Biomechanical disorders are the most common cause of neck pain and can be caused by the degeneration that accompanies aging (degenerative arthritis), inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis), or trauma. This pain can also provide early warning of spinal cord compression (an emergency situation), a primary or secondary tumor, or (rarely) infection. Additional and…
Patient: I was a car accident in June, it is now December and ihave been having hip pain that started a few weeks after my accident. After going to a few doctors i was finally diagnosed with a femoral acetabular impingement. My question is can this be triggered by a car wreck everything im reading online is saying its a sports injury and Im not an athelete, with my job Im on my feet a lot but its more walking and standing that lifting or squating. Im 29 years old as well.. Doctor: The car accidents usually produce pain in neck-shoulder-arm, known as a Whiplash injury (cervical acceleration-decelerat ion) which is one of the most common cause of cervical strain and also one of the most common sequels of nonfatal car injuries. The severity of the trauma often not correlated with the seriousness of the clinical problems. Other complications besides the pain include: spinal cord compression, strains or tears of the anterior spinal ligaments, shoulder pain, muscular weakness of the arms. It is not ...
Abstract Schwannomas are usually benign tumors that result from the proliferation of the perineural cells. Since these tumors are very rare, misdiagnosis is common. Clinically, these tumors may present as a cranial neuropathy, abdominal or soft tissue mass, intracranial lesion, or with spinal cord compression. Histologically, these tumors are encapsulated, highly vascular, and composed of a homogenous pattern of biphasic fusiform-shaped cells that may have a palisaded appearance. We present a case of nineteen years old primigravida with 22 weeks pregnancy with an adnexal mass. The diagnosis of schwannomas was made on laprotomy and confirmed on histopathological examination. The case is reported not only due to its rarity but due to its association with pregnancy and its successful outcome.. ...
Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) is a series of protocols suggesting important steps to take in the first hour of a neurological emergency. ENLS is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the most crucial time - the critical first hours of the patients neurological emergency. ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management. These emergencies include Ischemic Stroke, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Status Epilepticus, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Meningitis and Encephalitis, Airway Management including intubating a patient with high intracranial pressure, Traumatic Brain Injury, Traumatic Spine injury and Spinal Cord Compression.. ...
My so-called migraines started about 8 years ago, after a minor fender bender. 6 years ago I started to develop left-sided facial tingling. Just this past April I finally convinced my doc to send me for a brain MRI. The only thing found was a nasty sinus infection. Then in August 2006, I was rear ended again, at this time I had already spent 12 weeks in physical therapy, trying to get some relief to this neck and shoulder pain that I have had for 6 years. Well needless to say, this accident put the icing on the cake. I get ear pain, pain around my eye, forehead, down the side of my neck, the back of my skull, and shoulders. After the accident in August, I had a c-spine MRI done, it showed a bulging disk at C-3, C-4. I probably have had this all the time though I would imagine. Now I get bug crawling sensations in my upper back and upper legs. Even though there is no evidence of spinal cord compression on my MRI, could this cause these weird feelings that I get in my legs and back, or is it some ...
A prospective survey of the use of dexamethasone on a palliative care unit. One hundred and six consecutive patients started on glucocorticosteroids (steroids) according to a defined prescription policy were surveyed each week to document the indications for use, any beneficial effect, any toxicity incurred and the reason for stopping. All patients had advanced malignant disease and survived for a median of 40.5 days (range 1-398 + days) from the start of steroid treatment. Fifty-seven per cent of patients completed three or more assessments. The most common specific indications for starting steroids were spinal cord compression, cerebral metastases, lymphangitis carcinomatosa and intestinal obstruction. The most common non- specific indications were anorexia, nausea, low mood, pain and vomiting. The median duration of steroid use was 21.5 days (range 1-89 days). The most common reason for the discontinuation of steroids was death or deteriorating condition. Symptom scores improved at some stage ...
Initial worsening of signs/symptoms (eg, bone pain, ureteral obstruction, spinal cord compression) may occur; monitor closely in metastatic vertebral lesions, urinary obstruction, hematuria. Monitor serum testosterone, PSA. Increased risk of diabetes, MI, sudden cardiac death, stroke; monitor blood glucose, HbA1c, and for signs/symptoms of CVD during therapy. Increased risk of convulsions in patients with history of seizures, epilepsy, cerebrovascular disorder, CNS anomalies or tumors. Risk of QT prolongation in long-term androgen deprivation therapy, congenital long QT syndrome, electrolyte abnormalities (correct and monitor), or CHF; consider monitoring ECGs. Instruct patient on correct self administration. Embryo-fetal toxicity. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: not recommended. ...
ELIGARD® is indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer.. ELIGARD is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to GnRH, GnRH agonist analogs, or any of the components of ELIGARD. Anaphylactic reactions to synthetic GnRH or GnRH agonist analogs have been reported in the literature. Transient increase in serum levels of testosterone during treatment may result in worsening of symptoms or onset of new signs and symptoms during the first few weeks of treatment, including bone pain, neuropathy, hematuria, bladder outlet obstruction, ureteral obstruction, or spinal cord compression.. Hyperglycemia and an increased risk of developing diabetes have been reported in men receiving GnRH analogs. Monitor blood glucose level and manage according to current clinical practice. Increased risk of myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death and stroke has also been reported with use of GnRH analogs in men. Monitor for cardiovascular disease and manage according to current clinical ...
Cdc controlling tuberculosis in the vaccine was not an accurate risk assessment for dental disease, including cardiomyopathy, acute kullanabilirmi viagra baypas olan coronary insufficiency, valvular heart disease. Particularly ischemia, in patients with a serious disease. C. Imaging scattered pulmonary calcifications in up to months of age. Key references. The physician look for changes in blood pressureeven to above-normal levelsmay be associated with syndromes short stature and constitutional symptoms, first. Clinical findings a. Symptoms and signsmucosal bleeding, ecchymoses, and oozing of blood back into the peri-toneal cavity however, the major clinical features of congestive heart failure, hemolysis, respiratory failure, and other biologic processes may precipitate seizures. Bronchiectasis b. Diagnostic testing patients have some value in the spinal cord compression usu-ally begin with the introduction of hib disease occurred in japan in and of patients with xlt but must be recognized as a ...
Males: increased risk of diabetes, MI, sudden cardiac death, stroke; monitor blood glucose and for signs/symptoms of CVD during therapy. Risk of ureteral obstruction or spinal cord compression; monitor during 1st month of therapy. Females: nondiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding: not recommended. Risk factors for decreased bone mineral density (eg, chronic alcohol, tobacco, anticonvulsants, corticosteroids). Premenopausal women: use nonhormonal contraception during and for 12 weeks after discontinuation of therapy. Risk of QT prolongation in congenital long QT syndrome, CHF, electrolyte abnormalities; monitor EKG and correct electrolyte abnormalities if needed. Risk of inj site injury in patients with low BMI and/or receiving full dose anticoagulation. Pregnancy (Cat.D). Nursing mothers: not recommended.. ...
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Spinal cord compression[edit]. The pia mater also functions to deal with the deformation of the spinal cord under compression. ... Spinal pia mater[edit]. The spinal pia mater closely follows and encloses the curves of the spinal cord, and is attached to it ... it is able to provide a constraint on the surface of the spinal cord. This constraint stops the elongation of the spinal cord, ... At the point where the pia mater reaches the conus medullaris or medullary cone at the end of the spinal cord, the membrane ...
The following year he received a grant from the United States Public Health Service to study spinal cord compression. He ... Tarlov, I.M. (1957). Spinal Cord Compression; Mechanism of Paralysis and Treatment. Springfield, Ill.: C.C. Thomas. Tarlov, I.M ... Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 32 (2): 191-197. doi:10.1080/10790268.2009.11760771. PMC 2678291. PMID 19569467.CS1 maint: ... He was the first doctor to provide a methodical description of perineurial cysts of the spinal region, which are now known as ...
Rubin, Michael (October 2014). "Compression of the Spinal Cord". Merck Manual. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Retrieved 25 November ... in the legs or loss of bowel or bladder control in the presence of thoracic spine pain can indicate spinal cord compression and ... a spontaneous vertebral compression fracture is possible. Other, less common causes of thoracic back pain include a spinal disc ... side bending and with prolonged bent spinal postures.[citation needed] A compression fracture of the vertebra can also cause ...
"Compression of the Spinal Cord". Merck Manual. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Retrieved 25 November 2014.. ... in the legs or loss of bowel or bladder control in the presence of thoracic spine pain can indicate spinal cord compression and ... "Acute Thoracic Spinal Pain" (PDF). National Health and Medical Research Council. The Australian Government. 2003. Retrieved 25 ... A compression fracture of the vertebra can also cause acute and/or chronic pain in the upper back. Trauma may cause a fracture ...
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... sensory if in the dorsal spinal cord...to include cord compression by thickened ligamentum flavum or stenosis of the boney ... Outputs of the posterior parietal cortex include the spinal cord, brain stem motor pathways, pre-motor and pre-frontal cortex, ... This is generally caused by dysfunction of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord, because they carry proprioceptive information ... Spinal disorders of various types may cause sensory ataxia from the lesioned level below, when they involve the dorsal columns. ...
Others though can cause compression of the spinal cord. Wedge-shaped vertebrae, called hemivertebrae can cause an angle to form ... Severe cases can cause spinal cord compression. Block vertebrae where some vertebrae have become fused can cause problems. ... Vertebrae contain a vertebral foramen for the passage of the spinal canal and its enclosed spinal cord and covering meninges. ... central opening that accommodates the spinal canal, which encloses and protects the spinal cord. Vertebrae articulate with each ...
Spinal cord compression. Spinal-cord compression is an oncological emergency, as untreated spinal cord compression may cause ... In breast cancer, spinal-cord compression occurs when a bone metastasis or spinal metastasis begins to push on the spinal cord ... spinal cord injury. Radiotherapy is an important component of therapy for cord compression secondary to metastatic breast ... which can be dangerous to patients with cancer metastatic to the spinal bones or spinal cord. A macrobiotic diet is neither ...
"Physiology of Spinal Cord, Nerve Root and Peripheral Nerve Compression". American Journal of Physiology. Legacy Content. 185: ... At NYMC he did research on spinal cord physiology with grants from the National Institutes of Health. Gelfan was the author or ... Gelfan, Samuel (1963). "Neurone and Synapse Populations in the Spinal Cord: Indication of Role in Total Integration". Nature. ... Gelfan, S. (1964). "Neuronal Interdependence". Organization of the Spinal Cord. Progress in Brain Research. 11. pp. 238-260. ...
... spinal stenosis) ultimately causing compression of the spinal cord. In Asian populations, spinal cord compression often occurs ... Myelopathy describes any neurologic deficit related to the spinal cord. When due to trauma, it is known as (acute) spinal cord ... April-June 2009). "Localisation of cervical spinal cord compression by TMS and MRI". Funct Neurol. 24 (2): 99-105. PMID ... The best way to visualize the spinal cord is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Apart from T1 and T2 MRI images, which are ...
This can in turn lead to spinal cord compression causing paraplegia. In addition to tuberculosis, other possible causes of ... Garg, Ravindra Kumar; Somvanshi, Dilip Singh (2011-09-01). "Spinal tuberculosis: A review". The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine ... Gibbus deformity most often develops in young children as a result of spinal tuberculosis and is the result of collapse of ... Gibbus deformity is included in a subset of structural kyphosis that is distinguished by a higher-degree angle in the spinal ...
... or spinal cord tumors can cause compression of the spinal cord with similar signs to degenerative myelopathy.[7] ... Myelin is an insulating sheath around neurons in the spinal cord. One proposed cause of degenerative myelopathy is that the ... 2014). "Neuronal Loss and Decreased GLT-1 Expression Observed in the Spinal Cord of Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dogs With Canine ... progressive disease of the canine spinal cord that is similar in many ways to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Onset is ...
... three rapid evaluation field studies 2008 Interventions for the treatment of metastatic extradural spinal cord compression in ... "Interventions for the treatment of metastatic extradural spinal cord compression in adults". The Cochrane Database of ...
Spinal cord compression About three percent of cancer patients experience spinal cord compression, usually from expansion of ... Compression of the long tracts of the cord itself produces funicular pain and compression of a spinal nerve root (fig. 5) ... Spinal cord damage If radiotherapy includes the spinal cord, changes may occur which do not become apparent until some time ... of both the brain and spinal cord (with possible invasion of the brain or spinal cord). Melanoma and breast and lung cancer ...
Positioning and spinal bracing for pain relief in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults PMID 26400848 https://doi.org/ ... Interventions for the treatment of metastatic extradural spinal cord compression in adults PMID 26337716 https://doi.org/ ... Done Surgical options for lumbar spinal stenosis PMID 27801521 https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012421 ...
... s can cause pain, increased risk of bone fracture, and spinal cord compression. These lesions can be treated ...
Castel, E., et al., Acute spinal cord compression due to intraspinal bleeding from a vertebral hemangioma: two case-reports. ... hemangiomas can produce neurologic deficits without prominent evidence of spinal cord compression. The deficits in these cases ... J Spinal Disord Tech, 2011. 24(3): p. 196-201. Halpern, C.H. and M.S. Grady, Neurosurgery, in Schwartz's Principles of Surgery ... are probably attributable to blood flow disturbances in the spinal cord. On computed tomography (CT) or radiograph, VHs can ...
Instability of the vertebrae of the neck (usually the caudal neck) causes spinal cord compression. In younger dogs such as ... One method is the use of titanium baskets, placed to fuse the vertebrae, thereby preventing compression of the spinal cord. ... spinal cord compression (sometimes referred to colloquially among horse owners as "cervical arthritis" due to the arthritis ... or surgical to correct the spinal cord compression. The prognosis is guarded in either case. Surgery may fully correct the ...
Occasionally, surgery is necessary to control symptoms, such as spinal cord compression or bowel obstruction. This is referred ...
In 2012, at Glasgow's Citizens Theatre, Gerard Murphy performed the role, even though he was suffering spinal cord compression ...
It is important to also rule out an acute cause of compression on the spinal cord. If treated early, some people experience ... Back pain can occur at the level of any inflamed segment of the spinal cord. If the upper cervical segment of the spinal cord ... spinal cord injuries, vascular disorders that impede the blood flow through vessels of the spinal cord, and paraneoplastic ... Signs and symptoms vary according to the affected level of the spinal cord. The underlying cause of TM is unknown. The spinal ...
It is caused by degeneration and protrusion of the disk and compression of the spinal cord. It occurs most commonly in the ... Most are not clinically significant, but they can cause compression of the spinal cord by deforming the vertebral canal or ... Syringomyelia* is a condition where a fluid filled sac develops in the spinal cord. The most important cause in dogs is by a ... They are very common and can be caused by genetics or by traction on the umbilical cord or by the cord being cut too close to ...
This loss results in hindbrain herniation and causes major compression of the upper cervical spinal cord. The quadriplegia ... Spinal leaks occur when one or more holes form in the dura along the spinal cord. Both cranial and spinal spontaneous CSF leaks ... The brain floats in CSF, which also transports nutrients to the brain and spinal cord. As holes form in the spinal dura mater, ... The dura mater is the tough, outermost of layer of the meninges, the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. A ...
Akalan, N; Ozgen, T (2000). "Infection as a cause of spinal cord compression: a review of 36 spinal epidural abscess cases". ... Due to its location adjacent to brain or spinal cord, epidural abscesses have the potential to cause weakness, pain, and ... Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a collection of pus or inflammatory granulation between the dura mater and the vertebral ... Incidence of SEA is on the rise, due to factors such as an aging population, increase in use of invasive spinal instrumentation ...
Hormigo A, Antunes, J.L., Bravo-Marques JM, Marques MS.: Syringomyelia secondary to compression of the cervical spinal cord by ... Antunes, J.L. e Stein, B. M.: "Case report" In "The Tethered Spinal Cord". Editado por R.N.N. Holtzman e B.M. Stein, Thieme ... Melancia, J.L., Pimentel, J., Conceição I., Antunes, J.L.,: Intramedullary neuroma of the cervical spinal cord: case report. ...
A tumor near the spinal cord may cause spinal deformity or spinal compression, leading to pain and loss of muscle control or ... Compression of the spinal cord may result in paralysis, especially if the cause is not detected promptly. It is contained ... If the tumor has been present for a long time and has pressed on the spinal cord or caused other symptoms, it may have caused ... For example, a tumor in the chest area may cause breathing difficulty, chest pain, and trachea compression. If the tumor is ...
The cause of her death was a broken neck with compression and hemorrhage of the spinal cord. The victim had not been raped and ... The victim had been bound at the ankles and wrists, raped and slowly strangled with a cord for an estimated thirty minutes. ...
Spinal cord compression can occur with metastases to the spine and can be treated with steroids, surgery, or radiation therapy ... Prostate cancer in the spine can also compress the spinal cord, causing tingling, leg weakness and urinary and fecal ...
... or magnetic resonance imaging are used to detect spinal cord compression. In October 2010, the UK French Bulldog Health Scheme ... French Bulldogs can also be prone to an assortment of back, disk and spinal diseases and disorders, most of which are thought ... which is an inbreed spinal defect), and returning to the short drop tail which the breed originally had. The UK breed standard ...
In advanced stages of prostate cancer, radiation is used to treat painful bone metastases or reduce spinal cord compression. ... with a needle through the skin of the perineum directly into the tumor while under spinal or general anesthetic. These seeds ...
... early neuroborreliosis may involve inflammation of the brain or spinal cord, with symptoms such as confusion, abnormal gait, ... Lyme radiculopathy affecting the limbs is often misdiagnosed as a radiculopathy caused by nerve root compression, such as ... It may also cause intermittent double vision.[30][33] Lyme radiculopathy is an inflammation of spinal nerve roots that often ...
In the central nervous system, the three outer membranes (the meninges) that envelop the brain and spinal cord are composed of ... groups of adipose cells are kept together by collagen fibers and collagen sheets in order to keep fat tissue under compression ...
The spinal cord is made up of bundles of these axons. Glial cells such as Schwann cells in the periphery or, within the cord ... A bilateral temporal visual field defect (due to compression of the optic chiasm) or dilation of the pupil, and the occurrence ... Spinal cord and other tissuesEdit. The pons in the brainstem is a specific region that consists of myelinated axons much like ... The medulla oblongata is at the start of the spinal cord and is composed mainly of neuron tissue enveloped in oligodendrocytes ...
Spinal cord compression. هر دو مورد. Degenerative. SA. *آتاکسی فردریش. *Ataxia telangiectasia ...
A few people with ALS have symptoms that are limited to one spinal cord region for at least 12 to 24 months before spreading to ... Typical or "classical" ALS involves neurons in the brain (upper motor neurons) and in the spinal cord (lower motor neurons).[27 ... Typical or "classical" ALS involves neurons in the brain (upper motor neurons) and in the spinal cord (lower motor neurons).[27 ... Sclerosis means "scarring" or "hardening" and refers to the death of the motor neurons in the spinal cord.[125] ...
... for example when the tumor is wrapped around a vulnerable structure such as the spinal cord or a major organ or blood vessel.[ ... Subsequent damage occurs from vascular constriction and nerve compression due to uncontrolled fibrous tissue growth caused by ... When Dupuytren's disease is at the nodules and cords stage or fingers are at a minimal deformation stage of less than 10 ...
Spinal cord compression. Both/either. Degenerative. SA. *Friedreich's ataxia. *Ataxia-telangiectasia. MND. *UMN only: *Primary ...
spinal cord, particularly the area where some control of the bladder and bowel resides. ...
... dan spinal cord stroke.[9] ICH lebih lanjut terbagi menjadi parenchymal hemorrhage, hemorrhagic infarction, dan punctate ... ulnar elbow compression and so forth), sindrom Adams-Stokes, tumor otak dengan gejala neurologik transien, hematoma subdural, ...
Spinal cord compression. Both/either. Degenerative. SA. *Friedreich's ataxia. *Ataxia-telangiectasia. MND. *UMN only: *Primary ...
... which comes from spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, should not be confused with spastic quadriplegia, which does not ... Due to more than normal joint compression caused by muscular imbalances, articular cartilage may atrophy,[21]:46 leading to ... Birth defects, such as spinal curvature, a small jawbone, or a small head sometimes occur along with CP. Symptoms may appear or ... "Management of spinal deformity in cerebral palsy: conservative treatment". Journal of Children's Orthopaedics. 7 (5): 415-418 ...
Neoplastic: glioma, meningioma, brain tumors, spinal cord tumors. *Demyelination: multiple sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, ... Traumatic: cerebral lacerations, subdural hematoma, epidural hematoma, vertebral compression fracture. *Iatrogenic: local ... As a lesion that results in hemiplegia occurs in the brain or spinal cord, hemiplegic muscles display features of the upper ... Other causes of hemiplegia include spinal cord injury, specifically Brown-Séquard syndrome, traumatic brain injury, or disease ...
Dural sac, a structure of spinal cord. *Egg sac, the reproductive structure of a spider ... Spatial Audio Coding, a lossy compression format for MPEG Surround. Anatomy[edit]. *Amniotic sac ...
... because the demyelinating inflammation can affect the optic nerve or spinal cord. Many are idiopathic. Both myelinoclastic and ...
The antibodies appear to interact with antigens in the brain neurons and the spinal cord synapses, causing a functional ... chronic spinal interneuronitis, serotonin syndrome,[30] Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease,[22] and Isaacs syndrome should ... The excessive firing of motor neurons may be caused by malfunctions in spinal and supra-segmental inhibitory networks that ...
Spinal cord compression. Both/either. Degenerative. SA. *Friedreich's ataxia. *Ataxia-telangiectasia. MND. *UMN only: *Primary ...
Spinal cord compression. Both/either. Degenerative. SA. *Friedreich's ataxia. *Ataxia-telangiectasia. MND. *UMN only: *Primary ... It typically involves a tremor of the arms, hands or fingers but sometimes involves the head, vocal cords or other body parts ...
The brainstem, spinal cord, and peripheral ganglia of these mice develop normally, however, suggesting that the involvement of ... workload Loss of innervation Diminished blood supply Inadequate nutrition Loss of endocrine stimulation Senility Compression ... 3.0.co;2-2. Zup, SL (2003). "Overexpression of bcl-2 reduces sex differences in neuron number in the brain and spinal cord". ... and spinal cord among other regions. At gestational weeks 19-23, PCD is observed in post-mitotic cells. The prevailing theory ...
... and spinal cord compression. Drug agencies have issued warnings regarding this phenomenon in the prescribing information for ...
Spinal cord tumors. *Spinal muscular atrophy. *Spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1 - see Distal spinal ... Compression neuropathy. *Congenital distal spinal muscular atrophy. *Congenital facial diplegia. *Corticobasal degeneration ...
Taylor, RG; Gleave, JRW (1957). "Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries". Bone & Joint Journal. 39-B (3): 438-450. doi:10.1302/0301- ... These hemorrhages are caused by sudden changes of the intravascular blood pressure as a result of a compression of ... This is consistent with other work showing remote spinal cord injuries from ballistic impacts.[40][41] ... torso can reach the spine and that a focusing effect from concave surfaces can concentrate the pressure wave on the spinal cord ...
The purpose of the puncture is to restore a person's ability to speak after the vocal cords have been removed.[18] ... such as compression from nearby masses or swelling, or trauma.[11] Congenital tracheomalacia can occur by itself or in ...
脊髓压迫症(英语:Spinal cord compression). 混合/伴有. ... 一型X染色体相关的脊髓性肌肉萎缩症(英语:X-linked spinal muscular atrophy type 1) ... 二型X染色体相关的脊髓性肌肉萎缩症(英语:X-linked spinal
Spinal cord compression. Both/either. Degenerative. SA. *Friedreich's ataxia. *Ataxia-telangiectasia. MND. *UMN only: *Primary ... The increased pressure leads to compression and traction of the cranial nerves, a group of nerves that arise from the brain ... Repeated lumbar punctures are regarded as unpleasant by patients, and they present a danger of introducing spinal infections if ...
In a radiculopathy, the problem occurs at or near the root of the nerve, shortly after its exit from the spinal cord. However, ... Radiculopathy most often is caused by mechanical compression of a nerve root usually at the exit foramen or lateral recess. It ... tethered spinal cord syndrome, or transverse myelitis.[3][verification needed] Repeated, longer term exposure (5 years or more ... spinal epidural abscess, spinal epidural hematoma, proximal diabetic neuropathy, Tarlov cysts, or, more rarely, sarcoidosis, ...
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Papadopoulos MC MR scans from 65 patients with traumatic spinal cord injury were analysed; on admission 95% had evid … ... The dura causes spinal cord compression after spinal cord injury.. Saadoun S, Werndle MC, Lopez de Heredia L, Papadopoulos MC ... Spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury My story Causes Consequences Prognosis Resources About us What we do History Organization ... MR scans from 65 patients with traumatic spinal cord injury were analysed; on admission 95% had evidence of cord compression - ...
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Combining spinal stabilization with currently used surgical procedures is producing improved results in spinal cord compression ... Combining spinal stabilization with currently used surgical procedures is producing improved results in spinal cord compression ... Combining spinal stabilization with currently used surgicalprocedures is producing improved results in spinal cord compression ... Spinal cord compression occurs in about 20% of patients with spinalmetastases. Most patients experience significant pain ...
PREVEDELLO, Daniel Monte-Serrat et al. Ventral extradural spinal meningeal cyst causing cord compression: neurosurgical ... This is the first reported case of a spontaneous ventral extradural spinal meningeal cyst causing cord compression. Cyst- ... Ventral location is extremely rare and when it occurs they usually cause spinal cord herniation through the ventral dural gap. ... Spinal extradural meningeal cysts are typically formed by a thin fibrotic membranous capsule, macroscopically similar that of ...
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  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression Secondary to Liver Cancer," Case Reports in Neurological Medicine , vol. 2017, Article ID 1679523, 3 pages, 2017. (hindawi.com)
  • Assessment and Management of Patients With Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression: A Multidisciplinary Review. (harvard.edu)
  • Chohan MO, Kahn S, Cederquist G, Reiner AS, Schwab J, Laufer I, Bilsky M. Surgical Decompression of High-Grade Spinal Cord Compression from Hormone Refractory Metastatic Prostate Cancer. (harvard.edu)
  • The median survival of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression is about 12 weeks, reflecting the generally advanced nature of the underlying malignant disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • The South West London Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC) Service is based at St George's Hospital and provides a 24 hour advisory service and surgical management for the patients with MSCC. (stgeorges.nhs.uk)
  • MSCC is defined as spinal cord or cauda equina compression by direct pressure and/or induction of vertebral collapse or instability by metastatic spread or direct extension of malignancy that threatens or causes neurological disability. (stgeorges.nhs.uk)
  • Few studies specifically address surgical treatment of metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) in prostate cancer. (diva-portal.org)
  • We retrospectively evaluated the hospital records of 68 consecutive patients operated for metastatic spinal cord compression. (diva-portal.org)
  • Prostate cancer patients with metastatic spinal cord compression represent a heterogeneous group. (diva-portal.org)
  • Epidural spinal cord compression (ESCC) is a common metastatic complication occurring in 5% of patients with cancer. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • New findings establish single-dose radiotherapy as the standard of care for metastatic spinal canal compression, at least for patients with a short life expectancy, researcher says. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • A single radiation treatment is as effective as a full week of radiation in relieving spinal cord compression in patients with metastatic cancer. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Our findings establish single-dose radiotherapy as the standard of care for metastatic spinal canal compression, at least for patients with a short life expectancy," Dr Hoskin said in an ASCO news release. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • SCORAD III: Randomized noninferiority phase III trial of single-dose radiotherapy (RT) compared to multifraction RT in patients (pts) with metastatic spinal canal compression (SCC). (renalandurologynews.com)
  • This study aimed to identify independent prognostic factors and to create a survival score for patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) from colorectal cancer (CRC). (springer.com)
  • Can occur as a result of spine trauma, vertebral compression fracture, intervertebral disc herniation, primary or metastatic spinal tumour, or infection. (bmj.com)
  • Not everyone will be familiar with MSCC, so it might be a good idea to show them this web page, or take our fact sheet on metastatic spinal cord compression or other information about MSCC with you. (prostatecanceruk.org)
  • Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) is a complication of metastatic cancer mostly with bone involvement that occurs when a tumor's secondary deposit presses on the spinal cord and nerves. (marketwired.com)
  • Does surgical site infection influence neurological outcome and survival in patients undergoing surgery for metastatic spinal cord compression? (springer.com)
  • To the best of our knowledge, there is no report on the influence of infection on neurological outcome and survival in patients undergoing emergent surgery for metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). (springer.com)
  • When metastatic cancer spreads to the bones, tumors in the spine can put pressure on the spinal canal, resulting in back pain, numbness, tingling, and difficulty walking. (onclive.com)
  • 1,2 The spine is the most common site for bone metastasis, and 10% of all patients with cancer will develop metastatic spinal cord compression. (onclive.com)
  • The aim of this study was to develop a scoring system for prediction of survival prognosis after surgery in patients with symptomatic metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is a severe complication of cancer that occurs in 28 % of patients with lung cancer and can become symptomatic, which involves intractable pain, disability, and incontinence [ 1 - 3 ], negatively impacting the patient's quality of remaining life. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Spinal cord compression is a common complication in people with metastatic cancer and is a major detriment to quality of life. (ascopost.com)
  • Our findings establish single-dose radiotherapy as the standard of care for metastatic spinal canal compression, at least for patients with a short life expectancy," said lead study author Peter Hoskin, MD, FCRP, FRCR , an oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Middlesex, United Kingdom. (ascopost.com)
  • Many patients with advanced solid tumors develop bone metastases, and up to 10% of all patients with cancer will have metastatic spinal cord compression. (ascopost.com)
  • Lancet has published a randomized controlled trial comparing immediate surgery + XRT with XRT & steroids alone in patients with spinal cord compression from metastatic CA. 50 patients were randomized to each arm and the results are impressive. (pallimed.org)
  • In contrast to other studies, this matched-pair analysis focused solely on the impact of zoledronic acid on metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC).Patients and methods. (elsevier.com)
  • Spinal cord metastatic lesions affect a high number of cancer patients usually resulting in spinal cord compression syndrome. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A major obstacle in the research of spinal metastatic disease is the lack of a simple reproducible animal model that mimics the natural course of the disease. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In this study, we present a highly reproducible rodent model that can be used for different types of cancers while mimicking the natural course of human metastatic spinal cord compression syndrome. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A substantial number of cancer patients develop metastatic lesions in the spinal vertebra, and are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Although metastatic spinal cord compression is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, a key obstacle in the study of this disease is the lack of reliable, practical and reproducible animal models to allow for the exploration of new treatment methodologies. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In this study, we demonstrate a simple and highly reproducible model for spinal intraosseous metastatic cancer using the breast adenocarcinoma cell line CRL-1666 in Fisher 344 rats. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Our model replicates the natural course of human metastatic spinal cord compression syndrome. (biomedcentral.com)
  • He was found to have a metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC), a PSA exceeding 27,000, and biopsy-confirmed prostate cancer. (cureus.com)
  • Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) occurs in 5-14% of patients with cancer during the course of their disease [1-2] . (cureus.com)
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC) happens as a result of cancer spreading into or near the spine, which can then cause pressure onto the spinal cord. (arakuflavors.com)
  • Without treatment, metastatic spinal cord compression is potentially very serious and can result in permanent paralysis in the legs. (arakuflavors.com)
  • Patients presenting with suspected metastatic spinal cord compression should be urgently assessed with history, full … The pain is often referred to as sciatica and is sometimes worse when straining, coughing or sneezing. (arakuflavors.com)
  • This guideline covers detecting and managing metastatic spinal cord compression in adults with cancer that has spread to the spine. (arakuflavors.com)
  • We are proud to have launched our MSCC Service, which aims to be a high quality service following the latest guidelines in the treatment of Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression. (arakuflavors.com)
  • Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) affects approximately 5%-10% of patients with cancer and is commonly seen in patients with lung, breast, prostate, and lymphoid malignancies. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • For patients with malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) who are paraparetic or paraplegic before initiating treatment, the current treatment options provide a meager to poor chance of neurologic recovery and the prognosis is guarded. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) happens when cancer grows in, or near, the spine and presses on the spinal cord and nerves. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) can happen when cancer grows in the bones of the spine or in the tissues around the spinal cord. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • To find vertebral metastases with high risk of symptomatic malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC), features of vertebral metastases caused motor deficits of the lower extremities were examined. (scialert.net)
  • Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal c...( cord compression (MSCC) maximum canal. (bio-medicine.org)
  • cord compression (MSCC), maximum canal compromise (MCC) and length of lesion (LOL). (bio-medicine.org)
  • The results showed that severity of MSCC, bleeding and cord swelling were key indicators of a poor prognosis after SCI. (bio-medicine.org)
  • MSCC happens when cancer cells that have spread from the prostate grow in or near to the spine and press on the spinal cord. (prostatecanceruk.org)
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA --(Marketwired - September 15, 2014) - Mobility is equally preserved in cancer patients suffering from malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) who receive a single dose of 10 Gy of radiation therapy (RT), compared to patients who receive five daily doses of 4 Gy of RT each, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 56th Annual Meeting. (marketwired.com)
  • We performed a retrospective study of prospectively collected data of 318 consecutive patients who were admitted for spinal surgery for MSCC between October 2005 and October 2012. (springer.com)
  • Studies were excluded if they 1) included patients with different types of primary cancers (not exclusively prostate cancers), 2) included patients treated surgically for their MSCC, 3) were abstracts or review articles, or 4) did not address patients' outcomes after treatment of the spinal cord compression. (cureus.com)
  • Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) occurs when the dural sac and its contents are compressed at the level of the cord or cauda equina. (arakuflavors.com)
  • Malignant spinal cord compression. (bioportfolio.com)
  • SuperDEX Trial (Comparison of Two Doses of Dexamethasone for Malignant Spinal Cord Compression Treated by Radiotherapy). (bioportfolio.com)
  • The study aimed to pilot the viability of a full scale randomised comparison of 2 steroid doses in malignant spinal cord compression, to establish safety of high dose dexamethasone in this. (bioportfolio.com)
  • This Phase II trial will assess and evaluate the efficacy of re-irradiation in patients presenting with malignant spinal cord compression occurring in a previously irradiation area of spin. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Radiation therapy may be effective in treating malignant spinal cord compression in patients who have received pre. (bioportfolio.com)
  • To determine whether erythropoietin, steroids and radiotherapy is safe and feasible to administer to patients with malignant spinal cord compression. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of malignant spinal cord compression. (nursingtimes.net)
  • Emergency radiation therapy (usually 20 grays in 5 fractions, 30 grays in 10 fractions or 8 grays in 1 fraction) is the mainstay of treatment for malignant spinal cord compression. (wikipedia.org)
  • You might hear it called malignant spinal cord compression or spinal cord compression. (prostatecanceruk.org)
  • There is already one in place for Malignant Spinal Cord Compression. (arakuflavors.com)
  • However, clinical signs and symptoms of mild myelopathy due to CSCC, especially gait disturbance or hyperreflexia, might be subtle and masked by the clinical manifestations of thoracolumbar deformity, including spinal imbalance or simultaneous lumbar stenosis. (medscape.com)
  • Quantification of spinal cord compression using T1 mapping in patients with cervical spinal canal stenosis - Preliminary experience. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Drugs & medications , Herniated disc , Spinal cord injury , and Spinal stenosis . (spineuniverse.com)
  • I have degenerative discs in my neck with stenosis and spinal cord compression in my neck. (spineuniverse.com)
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of spinal stenosis/spinal cord compression. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Able to well characterize any particular soft tissue abnormalities/processes resulting in spinal stenosis. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • V. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the alternative techniques for diagnosis of spinal stenosis / spinal cord compression. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • What happens in Spinal canal stenosis? (brainscape.com)
  • Cervical spine radiographs were used to measure the diameter of the spinal canal, C2-7 cervical lordosis (CL), C2-7 range of motion, and segmental range of motion and dynamic instability at the level of greatest stenosis. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Frequency, timing, and predictors of neurological dysfunction in the nonmyelopathic patient with cervical spinal cord compression, canal stenosis, and/or ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. (duke.edu)
  • EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL RECOMMENDATIONS: RECOMMENDATION: Patients with cervical canal stenosis and cord compression secondary to spondylosis, without clinical evidence of myelopathy, and who present with clinical or electrophysiological evidence of cervical radicular dysfunction or central conduction deficits seem to be at higher risk for developing myelopathy and should be counseled to consider surgical treatment. (duke.edu)
  • SUMMARY STATEMENTS: STATEMENT 1: On the basis of the current literature, for patients with cervical canal stenosis and cord compression secondary to spondylosis, without clinical evidence of myelopathy, approximately 8% at 1-year follow-up and 23% at a median of 44-months follow-up develop clinical evidence of myelopathy. (duke.edu)
  • Spinal stenosis is a condition where the space around the spinal cord (the spinal column) narrows, compressing a section of nerve tissue. (arakuflavors.com)
  • The main symptoms of spinal stenosis are pain, numbness, weakness and a tingling sensation in one or both legs. (arakuflavors.com)
  • Some of the conditions that may be helped by lumbar surgery include: Spinal stenosis is a condition where the space around the spinal cord (the spinal column) narrows, compressing a section of nerve tissue. (arakuflavors.com)
  • In order to understand spinal cord compression, it is useful to understand the structure of the spinal cord and to understand the difference between the spinal cord and the vertebral column . (encyclopedia.com)
  • The vertebral column includes the bony structure surrounding the spinal cord and the spinal cord itself. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Vertebral metastases account for 85% of cases of spinal cord compression, and 70% of those metastases occur in the thoracic vertebrae. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Cement may leak out of the vertebral body and compress the adjacent spinal cord and nerve roots. (nih.gov)
  • A metastasis to T1 was discovered, with collapse of the vertebral body but without cord compression. (nih.gov)
  • Spinal cord compression in the neck, more technically known as cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy or CVSM, can cause notable incoordination and affects about 2% of racing Thoroughbreds. (thehorse.com)
  • Spinal cord compression develops when the spinal cord is compressed by bone fragments from a vertebral fracture, a tumor, abscess, ruptured intervertebral disc or other lesion. (wikipedia.org)
  • The tumoral mass invaded upwards through the bone tissue of the vertebral body into the vertebral canal, compressing the spinal cord and causing Wallerian degeneration at T 1-3 levels of the cord. (scielo.br)
  • Within the vertebral canal of T 3 , ventral to the spinal cord, two 2.0x1.0x0.5cm soft, dark red, epidural masses, protude from each side of the canal and compressed both sides of the spinal cord. (scielo.br)
  • Compression SCI in C57BL/6 mice was produced by placing a 10 g weight for 5 min onto a 2 mm × 1.5 mm platform applied to the dura at vertebral level T12. (nih.gov)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and cervical spinal cord identified an extradural compressive lesion over the body of C2 caused by marked dilation of the vertebral venous sinuses. (frontiersin.org)
  • This is the first report of vertebral venous sinus enlargement leading to spinal cord compression and tetraparesis in a dog. (frontiersin.org)
  • We studied two patients with vertebral actinomycosis and symptoms of spinal cord compression. (ovid.com)
  • The effects of moderate (20 g), moderate-to-severe (26 g) and severe (35 g, and 56 g) clip impact-compression injuries at the lumbar spinal cord level L1-L2 (vertebral level T11-T12) were assessed using several neurobehavioural, neuroanatomical and electrophysiological outcome measures. (visualsonics.com)
  • Relapse of lupus transverse myelitis mimicked by vertebral fractures and spinal cord compression. (docme.ru)
  • This can also be referred to as a vertebral compression fracture . (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • Degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis or cancer can cause vertebral compression fractures, as they can weaken the bones of the spine and cause fractures or make them more likely. (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • coronal (C) and axial (D) T1-weighted after gadolinium injection showed dorsal compression by an extensive posterior epidural tissue process from T6 to T8 in continuity with left pleural neoplastic thickening through the inter-vertebral homolateral foramens. (panafrican-med-journal.com)
  • Although trauma, degenerative back disease, and genetic disorders can cause pressure on the spinal cord, the term spinal cord compression is usually reserved for cases in which the presence of a tumor results in pressure on the spinal cord. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The tumor may originate in a number of areas and either directly or indirectly put pressure on the cord. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The tumor can put pressure on the cord if this occurs, causing compression. (healthline.com)
  • Your doctor may prescribe other treatments, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy, to shrink a tumor that's causing cord compression. (healthline.com)
  • Introduction: The article describes a clinical case of a malignant tumor of the brain and spinal cord with metastasis, which remained undetected for many years and was treated as syringomyelia. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Said Dr. Gokaslan: 'Radiotherapy is still the recommendedfirst-line therapy, specifically in cases where the tumor is radiosensitive,there is no instability or bone compression, and the patient is neurologicallystable. (cancernetwork.com)
  • A case compression of the spinal cord in a horse by a tumor located in the vertebra is described. (scielo.br)
  • When a space occupying lesion (something that doesn't belong in a space, i.e. splinter, bullet or tumor) or in the form of a herniated disc (by definition always from trauma), goes beyond the borders of the disc/vertebrate into the spinal canal, it can touch and/or push the spinal cord. (chiropractormaitland.com)
  • Tumor tissue from bone metastases was obtained on spinal surgery (54 patients), fracture surgery (4 patients) and biopsy (2 patients), and analyzed by immunohistochemistry. (diva-portal.org)
  • The increase in the tissue level of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and the accumulation of neutrophils in the damaged segment of the spinal cord were significantly inhibited in the animals that had received APC, but these were not inhibited in those administered DIP-APC or DEGR-Xa. (jneurosci.org)
  • Median survival after spinal cord compression depends on the patient's tumor type, ambulatory status, and number and site of metastases. (pallimed.org)
  • Diagnostic Confirmation: Are you sure your patient has spinal cord tumor and compression? (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • MR imaging illustrated repeated and consistent tumor formation, furthermore, onset of neurological sequale was the result of tumor formation and cord compression as confirmed by histological examination. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Analysis of these findings demonstrates a repeatable and consistent tumor growth model for cancer spinal metastases in rats. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In patients with ASD undergoing major thoracolumbar realignment surgery, concurrent CSCC potentially increases the risk of progression of myelopathy or cervical cord injury due to various perioperative factors including poor intraoperative neck positioning and hypotension. (medscape.com)
  • Preoperative evaluation of cervical MRI and examinations for signs/symptoms of myelopathy are essential for patients with (1) older age, (2) increased BMI, and (3) high PI-LL mismatch to avoid progressive myelopathy or cord injury during ASD surgery. (medscape.com)
  • [ 1 ] In addition, concurrent cervical spinal cord compression (CSCC) in patients with ASD can potentially increase the risk of progression of myelopathy or cervical cord injury. (medscape.com)
  • Myelopathy in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome is uncommon but has been reported secondary to spinal vascular malformations. (nih.gov)
  • Pediatric Spinal Epidural Lymphoma Presenting with Compressive Myelopathy: A Distinct Pattern of Disease Presentation. (harvard.edu)
  • Spinal cord compression or cervical spondylotic myelopathy is one of the most common neck conditions that occurs with age. (breyerlaw.com)
  • Radiation myelopathy may occur if the spinal cord is included in the treatment ports. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • To elucidate precise mechanism of progression of chronic compressive myelopathy, we analyzed gene expression profile of chronically-compressed spinal cord using cDNA microarray. (nii.ac.jp)
  • OBJECTIVE: To perform an evidence synthesis of the literature and obtain information from the global spine care community assessing the frequency, timing, and predictors of symptom development in patients with radiographical evidence of cervical spinal cord compression, spinal canal narrowing, and/or ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) but no symptoms of myelopathy. (duke.edu)
  • METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the English language literature and an international survey of spine surgeons to answer the following key questions in patients with radiographical evidence of cervical spinal cord compression, spinal canal narrowing, and/or OPLL but no symptoms of myelopathy: (1) What are the frequency and timing of symptom development? (duke.edu)
  • The presence of symptomatic radiculopathy, cervical cord hyperintensity on magnetic resonance imaging, and prolonged somatosensory- and motor-evoked potentials were reported in one study as significant independent predictors of myelopathy development. (duke.edu)
  • Last week, the Wall Street Journal shared a new study underway at Tufts University's Lahey Hospital on the treatment options for cervical myelopathy, often referred to spinal compression. (mccancemd.com)
  • Cervical myelopathy, or spinal cord compression, is caused by degeneration or damage to the spine that causes a narrowing of the spinal canal. (mccancemd.com)
  • Cancerous and noncancerous tumors can grow in the space near the spinal cord. (healthline.com)
  • Surgical decompression, along with spinal stabilization, is currentlythe foremost therapeutic modality for patients with significant neurologicalcompromise and instability resulting from radioresistant tumors,'Dr. Gokaslan said. (cancernetwork.com)
  • These include improvements in spinal reconstruction techniquesand the introduction of instrumentation that facilitates more precise accessto and manipulation of tumors of the spine. (cancernetwork.com)
  • The most common causes of cord compression are tumors, but abscesses and granulomas (e.g. in tuberculosis) are equally capable of producing the syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tumors that commonly cause cord compression are lung cancer (non-small cell type), breast cancer, prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, thyroid cancer, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tumors in the spine can put pressure on the spinal canal, causing back pain, numbness, tingling, and difficulty walking. (ascopost.com)
  • C. History Part 3: Competing diagnoses that can mimic spinal cord tumors and compression. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • Tumors, spinal cord injury, and aging can all cause spinal cord compression. (healtharticles101.com)
  • Radiation therapy may be used to shrink tumors that are compressing the spinal cord. (inova.org)
  • Exclusion criteria included patients treated by radiotherapy alone, patients having a cement augmentation procedure without decompression and patients who had undergone previous surgery for spinal metastasis. (springer.com)
  • Results from a large, phase III trial showed that a single radiation treatment relieves symptoms of spinal cord compression in patients with advanced cancer as effectively as a multifractional course of radiotherapy (RT). (onclive.com)
  • After decompression of the spinal cord, the neurological deficits were reversible in the majority of animals, and MR imaging revealed either no signal changes or only circumscribed ones within the cord. (biomedsearch.com)
  • These findings suggest that bony decompression alone may not relieve spinal cord compression in the quarter of patients in whom dural factors are significant. (wingsforlife.com)
  • The acute decompression of the herniated disc resulted in cord expansion and rush-in reperfusion. (hindawi.com)
  • Lack of skilled physicians for operating spinal decompression devices along with high therapeutic surgery cost which will likely to act as market restraints factor for the growth of the spinal cord compression in the above mentioned projected timeframe. (pharmiweb.com)
  • 2. Radical diskectomies with cervical deformity correction, C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 using microscope spinal canal decompression for myeloradiculopathy. (espine.com)
  • We also investigated the timing of decompression of the compressed spinal cord. (nii.ac.jp)
  • At 8 to 12 weeks after compression (the time was the motor neuron count were decreased), if the decompression was not achieved, the capability of locomotion was not improved. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Bone metastases occur in most patients with advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer causing pain, pathologic fractures, and spinal cord compression. (diva-portal.org)
  • In particular, spinal cord compression by epidural myeloma with or without pathological fractures is a grave complication and, in this condition, timely optimal treatment is essential. (biomedsearch.com)
  • If the spinal cord fractures, severing the nerves that run along its column to the brain, paralysis can occur. (orlowlaw.com)
  • Lateral view of the lumbar spine, showing compression fractures of L1 and L2. (docme.ru)
  • However, otherwise healthy individuals can have these types of fractures from trauma to the spinal bones. (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • There are both surgical and non-surgical treatments for cervical/lumber compression fractures, depending on the severity and type. (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • Fractures that are unstable or have caused nerve, spinal cord or tissue injuries may require surgery or other treatments. (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • These treatments are controversial and are not effective on all types of spinal fractures. (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • Spinal fractures can lead to paralysis and even death. (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • Of these patients, 15 to 20% will develop a metastasis to the vertebra with a significant proportion presenting with symptoms including: pain, compression fractures, anemia or neurologic sequalae, due to spinal cord or nerve root compression. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The spinal cord, however, is the series of nerves that runs down the hollow part of the vertebrae. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Spinal cord compression occurs when something presses down with sufficient force on the nerves within the spinal cord so that they lose their ability to function properly. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The spinal cord is a series of nerves bundled together that are responsible for most functions of the body, including, but not limited to, the "fight or flight" response, the movement of arms and legs, and feeling below the neck. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Not only do the different nerve clusters of the spinal cord have different functions, but each has nerves branching off from the spinal cord at many levels. (encyclopedia.com)
  • For example, nerves branching off the spinal cord in the low back control movement of the legs, and nerves branching off the spinal cord at the level of the neck are responsible for most of the movements of the arm. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The closer the compression is to the head, the more symptoms the patient is likely to have, since compression of the spinal cord affects all the levels of nerves below the area of compression that are part of the same nerve branch. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Your spinal cord has nerves that send signals or messages back and forth between your brain and the rest of your body. (healthline.com)
  • The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs from the brain down the back. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • The spinal cord is a long, thin bundle of nerves and other cells. (prostatecanceruk.org)
  • Spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that carries messages back and forth from the brain to muscles and other soft tissues. (pharmiweb.com)
  • The nerves of the spinal cord pass to the muscles through the openings between the vertebrae and out, and any tension in the spinal cord may cause back or neck discomfort or pain. (pharmiweb.com)
  • If there is pressure on nerves or the spinal cord, bone may be removed. (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • Spinal nerves are medium-sized nerves that connect your spinal cord to smaller nerves that travel to different parts of your body. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Emerging from the spinal cord between the vertebrae are 31 pairs of spinal nerves. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The spinal cord ends about three fourths of the way down the spine, but a bundle of nerves extends beyond the cord. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The material can compress your spinal cord or one of your spinal nerves. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The nerves of your spinal cord run through the openings between the vertebrae and out to your muscles. (inova.org)
  • These may show bone growths called spurs that push against spinal nerves. (inova.org)
  • The symptoms of spinal cord compression are caused by the increasing pressure (compression) on the spinal cord and nerves. (arakuflavors.com)
  • spine, and press on the spinal cord and nerves. (arakuflavors.com)
  • The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves running down the middle of the back. (arakuflavors.com)
  • This affects the peripheral nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin, and internal organs. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • For example, if the cord compression is in the lower part of the spine, then parts of the legs may be affected with numbness, tingling and loss of power and movement. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Compression can develop anywhere along the spinal cord from the neck to the lower spine. (healthline.com)
  • Doctors can diagnose spinal cord compression by performing a medical history and an exam, along with an X-ray of the spine and a CT scan or MRI test. (healthline.com)
  • The spinal cord is surrounded by the bones of the spine, which protect it. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Any type of cancer can spread to the bones of the spine (vertebrae), which may lead to spinal cord compression. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Performance of On-Call Radiology Residents in Interpreting Total Spine MRI Studies for the Detection of Spinal Cord Compression or Cauda Equina Compression. (harvard.edu)
  • Osseous and neurologic anatomy of the spine, structural and functional basis for spinal signs and symptoms, diagnostic examination and analysis for pain of spinal origin, neoplastic and nonneoplastic causes of spinal cord compression, and myopathies simulating cord compression. (annals.org)
  • Multiple Myeloma and Epidural Spinal Cord Compression : Case Presentation and a Spine Surgeon's Perspective. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Diagnosis is made by x-ray or MRI of the spine, but spinal cord injury may occur with no findings on imaging. (bmj.com)
  • A cervical/lumber compression fracture occurs when the bones in the lower spine break due to trauma. (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • Occasinally extradural cervical cord lesions may be associated with "Lhermittes sign" which is a sudden shooting electric shock-like sensation traveling down the spine and arms when the neck is flexed. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • The objective was to explore the use of MRI to increase the efficacy and safeness of adjusting the cervical spine in the presence of a disc herniation when there is no evidence of cord compression on MRI. (uschirodirectory.com)
  • The orthopedic testing revealed the following positive orthopedic tests in the cervical spine: Valsalva's indicating the presence of a disc at L4-S1 and the lower cervical region, foraminal compression indicating radicular pain in the lower cervical region, Jackson's compression , shoulder depressor and cervical distraction all indicating pain in the lower cervical region. (uschirodirectory.com)
  • and (3) a larger sagittal diameter of the spinal cord segment with ISI just above or below the cord compression area compared with areas of the cervical spine without ISI. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A column of bones called vertebrae make up the spine (spinal column). (msdmanuals.com)
  • The vertebrae protect the spinal cord, a long, fragile structure contained in the spinal canal, which runs through the center of the spine. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Symptoms are most commonly experienced in the body below the spinal cord injury levels, the place in which the spine was injured. (healtharticles101.com)
  • Spinal cord compression can occur anywhere from your neck (cervical spine) down to your lower back (lumbar spine). (inova.org)
  • One of the most common causes of spinal cord compression is the gradual wear and tear on the bones of the spine. (inova.org)
  • As you get older, the bones and tissues that make up the spine can become worn down, which can lead to a narrowing of the spinal column. (arakuflavors.com)
  • Sometimes a cancer grows in the bones of the spine or in the tissues around the spinal cord. (arakuflavors.com)
  • The Feasibility of Spinal Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Spinal Metastasis with Epidural Cord Compression. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and safety of spinal stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in treating spinal metastasis with epidural spinal cord compression (ESCC). (bioportfolio.com)
  • A new score for prognosis of survival after surgery for spinal cord compression includes: hormone status of prostate cancer, Karnofsky performance status, evidence of visceral metastasis, and preoperative serum PSA. (diva-portal.org)
  • Below that level, Upper Motor Neuron (UMN) findings are those of spasticity, hyperreflexia with upgoing Plantar reflex also called Babinski's sign With Extradural lesion (i.e. spinal metastasis), early symptoms are motor and sensory in an asymmetric onset. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • an abnormal and often serious condition resulting from pressure on the spinal cord. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The cervical disk may also protrude and put pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, this is known as a herniated cervical disk. (breyerlaw.com)
  • This works quickly to reduce swelling and relieve pressure on the spinal cord. (prostatecanceruk.org)
  • The fracture can put pressure on the spinal cord and impair the person's ability to urinate or perform bowel movements. (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • Spinal cord compression occurs when something puts pressure on the spinal cord. (healtharticles101.com)
  • Bony protrusions caused by osteoarthritis and worn disks can put pressure on the spinal cord. (healtharticles101.com)
  • Preoperatively, spinal deformity surgeons should be aware that CSCC can be present in patients with ASD who are undergoing major thoracolumbar realignment surgery to minimize the chance of perioperative cervical cord injury. (medscape.com)
  • The appropriate type of surgery depends on the cause of the compression. (healthline.com)
  • I was under the impression that once I had the surgery and the spinal cord was released I would be OK. (healthboards.com)
  • Surgery is indicated in localised compression as long as there is some hope of regaining function. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pretreatment ability to walk, hormone status of prostate cancer, and time from loss of ambulation influenced neurological recovery after surgery for spinal cord compression. (diva-portal.org)
  • Since the severity of spinal cord compression is a predictor of outcome after SCI, this study suggests that MRI may predict which patients would benefit the most from decompressive surgery," Dr. Fehlings said. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Most of the literature on infection after surgery for spinal metastases focuses on incidence and risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI). (springer.com)
  • The sustained compression to the spinal cord caused by muscle scars after surgery in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) models makes it difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic regimens. (alliedacademies.org)
  • MRI in the fourth week after surgery indicated that the rats with muscle layer sutured experienced more severe compression against the spinal cord than those not sutured. (alliedacademies.org)
  • Depending on the cause of the compression, symptoms may develop suddenly or gradually, and they may require anything from supportive care to emergency surgery. (arakuflavors.com)
  • It is regarded as a medical emergency independent of its cause, and requires swift diagnosis and treatment to prevent long-term disability due to irreversible spinal cord injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acute spinal cord compression (SCC) is a medical emergency that requires swift diagnosis and treatment to prevent irreversible spinal cord injury and long-term disability. (bmj.com)
  • While you are waiting for a diagnosis, there are a number of things that can be done to make you more comfortable and to help protect your spinal cord from further harm. (prostatecanceruk.org)
  • Diagnosis of spinal cord compression is usually urgent given the dense concentration of motor and sensory pathways in a small area. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • On the other hand, if you are convinced about history of improvement in symptoms, one should cast a doubt on the diagnosis of cord compression. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • Degenerative changes of the cervical spinal column are the most common cause of spinal cord lesions in the elderly. (bioportfolio.com)
  • In general, clinical signs include paresis or paralysis, but depending on the level of the spinal cord involved and the type of lesion present there may also be urinary incontinence, loss of sensation, Horner's syndrome, and in acute lesions, spinal shock. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Lesions in the spinal cord envolved segments of T 1-3 and consisted of severe Wallerian degeneration. (scielo.br)
  • Lesions gradually diminished towards T 4 and eventually were absent at T 5 and in the more caudal cord segments. (scielo.br)
  • This can occur as a result of extrinsic causes and lesions, or intrinsic aetiologies of the cord substance. (bmj.com)
  • Examples include trauma or tumour affecting the cord substance, and lesions that compromise cord function emanating from surrounding elements or vascular sources. (bmj.com)
  • Cervical cord lesions may have pain radiating down the arms. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • Patients with thoracic cord lesions may complain about "girdle like tightness" around the trunk. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • Intramedullary hyperintense lesions associated with spinal cord edema on T2-weighted MR images (T2WI) are rare findings in patients with cervical spondylosis and are poorly characterized. (biomedcentral.com)
  • speculated that the radiological characterization of spinal cord edema was based on reversible white matter lesions, which were most likely caused by disturbed local venous circulation [ 3 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Such edematous lesions are liable to be misinterpreted as neoplastic or inflammatory lesions in the spinal canal, and this can delay appropriate treatment. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However, intramedullary hyperintense lesions with spinal cord edema are not well characterized in the literature. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A condition known as cauda equina syndrome can develop if the compression is in the lumbar area. (healthline.com)
  • that part of the central nervous system lodged in the spinal canal, extending from the foramen magnum to a point in the lumbar or sacral vertebrae, depending on the species. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Traumatic injury to the lumbar spinal cord results in complex central and peripheral nervous tissue damage causing significant neurobehavioural deficits and personal/social adversity. (visualsonics.com)
  • Although lumbar cord injuries are common in humans, there are few clinically relevant models of lumbar spinal cord injury (SCI). (visualsonics.com)
  • This is a comprehensive lumbar spinal cord injury model and should be useful for evaluation of translationally-oriented pre-clincal therapies. (visualsonics.com)
  • What are the symptoms of spinal cord compression? (healthline.com)
  • The symptoms of spinal cord compression can vary. (healthline.com)
  • Epidural steroid injections into the spinal area may help treat the symptoms of spinal cord compression. (healthline.com)
  • Symptoms of spinal cord compression include tingling, numbness, weakness, loss of balance and difficulty walking, coordination problems, and neck pain and stiffness. (breyerlaw.com)
  • So it's important to tell the A&E staff that you have prostate cancer and symptoms of spinal cord compression . (prostatecanceruk.org)
  • Symptoms of spinal cord compression include problems with bowel or bladder function, loss of sensation in hands and feet, weakness of the arms and legs, coordination problems, pain and numbness in the extremities, neck, back, arms or shoulders. (healtharticles101.com)
  • Symptoms of spinal cord compression can develop quickly or slowly. (inova.org)
  • Thus, the bony vertebrae and shock-absorbing disks protect the spinal cord from physical damage and compression. (encyclopedia.com)
  • ordered an MRI and called right away to say the cancer is pressing on the spinal cord and also a vertebrae. (healingwell.com)
  • The spinal cord runs down the back, covered by a stack of vertebrae called backbones. (pharmiweb.com)
  • It's protected inside a tunnel in your spinal bones (vertebrae). (msdmanuals.com)
  • As your spinal cord travels down your back, it is protected by a stack of backbones called vertebrae. (inova.org)
  • Symptoms suggestive of cord compression are back pain, a dermatome of increased sensation, paralysis of limbs below the level of compression, decreased sensation below the level of compression, urinary and fecal incontinence and/or urinary retention. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, when paralysis is the result of spinal cord injury, medical complications associated with immobility create serious health risks that aren't easily prevented or treated. (orlowlaw.com)
  • Severe neck injuries with the fracture or dislocation of the beck may damage the spinal cord and cause paralysis. (breyerlaw.com)
  • If the fracture impacts the spinal cord, there can be partial and sometimes, permanent paralysis. (rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com)
  • On the contrary to the results of our previous study about acute spinal cord injury, unexpectedly small number of genes showed alteration of expression in the chronic spinal cord compression in the present study. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Coleman WP, et al: A critical appraisal of the reporting of the National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Studies (II and III) of methylprednisolone in acute spinal cord injury. (wikem.org)
  • Hurlbert RJ: Methylprednisolone for acute spinal cord injury: An inappropriate standard of care. (wikem.org)
  • In this study we have characterised the locomotor recovery, and temporal profile of cell loss, in a novel thoracic compression spinal cord injury (SCI) in the mouse. (nih.gov)
  • Crafoord T. C. Hiertonn T. Lindblom K. and Olsson S. E. Spinal cord compression caused by a protruded thoracic disk. (thejns.org)
  • Spinal cord compression caused by a protruded thoracic disk. (thejns.org)
  • Epstein J. A. The syndrome of herniation of the lower thoracic intervertebral discs with nerve root and spinal cord compression. (thejns.org)
  • In magnetic resonance images there was a T1- and T2-hyperintense extradural at the fifth thoracic intervertebral space that was causing marked compression of the spinal cord. (avmi.net)
  • For the trial, investigators randomly assigned 688 patients with cancer metastases (median age 70 years) from 43 centers in the United Kingdom and 4 in Australia to undergo external beam spinal canal radiation therapy at a single dose of 8Gy (345 patients) or 5 fractions totaling 20Gy (343 patients). (renalandurologynews.com)
  • It is estimated that 10% of patients with cancer present initially with spinal metastases. (springer.com)
  • dexamethasone can be used to reduce compressive edema from epidural metastases, but is more likely to worsen an infection from spinal epidural abscess. (wikem.org)
  • Therefore, this model allows for the preclinical evaluation of therapeutics for spinal metastases that more closely replicates physiological findings. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Bone spurs can narrow the spinal canal, causing compression of the spinal cord. (healthline.com)
  • a device that is connected to an already fixed end of a compression plate and then connected to the other bone fragment so as to obtain as complete compression as possible. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • These may include a bone scan, a special X-ray or CT scan taken after injecting dye into the spinal column (myelogram), and electromyography (EMG), an electrical test of muscle activity. (inova.org)
  • The medical team involved in treating your spinal cord compression may include arthritis specialists, bone surgeons, nerve specialists, and physical therapists. (inova.org)
  • Sometimes your spinal cord may be compressed directly by a disc or bone causing weakness or numbness (or both) in your arms and legs. (arakuflavors.com)
  • Importantly, the first symptom patients usually display prior to actual spinal cord compression is pain, especially pain that is not relieved by lying down, and which has lasted one month or more. (encyclopedia.com)
  • To investigate the prevalence and predictive factors of concurrent cervical spinal cord compression (CSCC) in patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD). (medscape.com)
  • Patients with ASD undergoing complex thoracolumbar surgical procedures requiring aggressive osteotomies are at an increased risk for cervical cord injury (if preexisting cord compression is present) due to trauma from intraoperative positioning or reduced cord perfusion, e.g. , intraoperative hypotension due to acute blood loss. (medscape.com)
  • Some reports have described the relationship between radiographic cervical degeneration and thoracolumbar spinal alignment in patients with ASD. (medscape.com)
  • HOUSTON--Combining spinal stabilization with currently used surgical procedures is producing improved results in spinal cord compression patients, Ziya Gokaslan, MD, a neurosurgeon at The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, reported at a symposium on cancer and the central nervous system. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Spinal cord compression occurs in about 20% of patients with spinalmetastases. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Our results also implicate the need for development of local and regional guidelines for treatment of patients with spinal cord compression, as well as the importance of information to patients at risk. (diva-portal.org)
  • Here, we present three patients suffering from spinal cord compression caused by an epidural myeloma with different clinical courses and results. (biomedsearch.com)
  • By reviewing the related literatures, we discuss the surgical roles for these patients with MM and spinal involvement. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The growing awareness amongst the physicians and patients regarding the benefits of spinal cord compression which will further create lucrative opportunities for the growth of the market. (pharmiweb.com)
  • During the past 10 years, we have had the opportunity to study 5 SLE patients who developed spinal cord syndromes, I of whom had multiple abscesses in the cord at postmortem examination. (docme.ru)
  • The researchers randomly assigned patients to receive external beam spinal canal radiation therapy either as a single dose at 8 Gy (n = 345) or a total of 20 Gy split in 5 doses over 5 days (n = 343). (onclive.com)
  • Spinal cord compression is a debilitating condition that many patients with advanced cancer experience. (ascopost.com)
  • One in five patients with cancer can present for the first time with cord compression. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • In spinal epidural cord compression (ESCC) 90% of patients have back pain which is persistently gnawing and worse on coughing, sneezing or movement. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • Patients with multiple neurofibromatosis are at high risk for spinal cord neurofibromas, acoustic schwannomas and ependymomas. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • At the level of compression, patients may have Lower Motor Neuron (LMN) findings of muscle atrophy, fasciculations, loss of tone and reflexes. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • Patients with very radiosensitive tumours, multiple areas of spinal cord compression, or total paraplegia for longer than 48 h were excluded. (pallimed.org)
  • In a report of six patients with cervical spinal cord edema, Lee et al. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Occurrence, symptoms, clinical presentations and prognosis in 398 patients with spinal cord compression. (arakuflavors.com)
  • Neurological deficits of various degrees were created in all animals in the compression group, and the compressive effect of the loop was reliably demonstrated on MR imaging. (biomedsearch.com)
  • A Classification System for Spinal Cord Compression and its Association With Neurological Deficit in Spinal Epidural Abscess. (harvard.edu)
  • A patient with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome who presented with spinal cord compression from a spinal extradural mass lesion (angiomyolipoma) is described. (nih.gov)
  • Dexamethasone (a potent glucocorticoid) in doses of 16 mg/day may reduce edema around the lesion and protect the cord from injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Injury to the spinal cord or the area around the cord can lead to swelling, which can cause compression. (healthline.com)
  • Anyone can have an injury or develop a condition that leads to spinal cord compression. (healthline.com)
  • Use of poor lifting techniques may increase your risk of a neck or back injury, which can cause spinal cord compression. (healthline.com)
  • Development of a Traumatic Cervical Dislocation Spinal Cord Injury Model with Residual Compression in the Rat. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Pre-clinical spinal cord injury models do not represent the wide range of biomechanical factors seen in human injuries, such as spinal level, injury mechanism, velocity of spinal cord impact, and resi. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The dura causes spinal cord compression after spinal cord injury. (wingsforlife.com)
  • This article describes a method for generating a reproducible spinal cord compression injury (SCI) in the neonatal mouse. (jove.com)
  • The resulting spinal cord injury may be acute, sub-acute, or chronic and occurs due to direct cord damage, by compression and/or infiltration, or by compromise of the vascular supply to the cord. (bmj.com)
  • The presenting symptoms are a result of spinal cord injury (SCI) or root dysfunction and include paresis, sensory changes or loss of sensation, sphincter dysfunction (urinary or anal), and erectile problems. (bmj.com)
  • To determine whether APC can also prevent post-traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), a condition in which leukocytes play an important role, we tested the effects of APC on SCI induced in rats by compression trauma. (jneurosci.org)
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious condition that produces lifelong disabilities ( Stover and Fine, 1987 ). (jneurosci.org)
  • The long-term effects of a spinal cord injury can impact a person's ability to work and perform daily tasks. (orlowlaw.com)
  • At the personal injury law office of The Orlow Firm, our attorneys help people suffering from spinal cord injuries recover compensation proportional to the total impact of their injury. (orlowlaw.com)
  • In each instance, the effects of a spinal cord injury impacts a person's mobility and, in some cases, bodily functions. (orlowlaw.com)
  • To learn how you can recover damages in a spinal cord injury case, contact The Orlow Firm today. (orlowlaw.com)
  • To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact the Bronx spinal cord injury attorneys at The Orlow Firm today by calling (646) 647-3398 or sending us a message online. (orlowlaw.com)
  • Being involved in a car accident, motorcycle accident, trucking accident, slip and fall, or any other type of accident, can cause a serious spinal cord compression injury. (breyerlaw.com)
  • Several types of injuries can cause spinal cord compression because of the necks flexibility and because it supports the head it is very vulnerable to injury. (breyerlaw.com)
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) are still major challenges today [ 1 - 3 ]. (alliedacademies.org)
  • A novel experimental model for central cord injury was not developed in the animal model. (nii.ac.jp)
  • A thin expanding polymer was inserted under the cervical laminae without cord injury. (nii.ac.jp)
  • we tried studying the mechanism of central cord injury. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Some of our model, there were the individual like a central cord injury. (nii.ac.jp)
  • The fact will give us the possibility of central cord injury model of the rat. (nii.ac.jp)
  • We will continue the study of central cord injury using the model and clinical material. (nii.ac.jp)
  • We believe the present model is to help advancement of the neuropathological and neurophysiological studies of the mechanism of central cord injury. (nii.ac.jp)
  • If the spinal cord compression is the result of injury, nerve function may be restored as swelling subsides. (healtharticles101.com)
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation is used to prevent further problems, restore function and help the injured person to resume his or her life. (healtharticles101.com)
  • Spinal cord compression occurs when a mass places pressure on the cord. (healthline.com)
  • Ventral location is extremely rare and when it occurs they usually cause spinal cord herniation through the ventral dural gap. (scielo.br)
  • The purpose of this research study is to look at a combination treatment of radiation therapy and a drug called Abraxane to treat epidural spinal cord compression. (bioportfolio.com)
  • 2. A Single Radiation Treatment Sufficiently Relieves Spinal Cord Compression Symptoms. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Dr. Hoskin emphasized that early recognition and prompt treatment of spinal cord compression symptoms are critical to achieve the best results with radiation therapy. (ascopost.com)
  • Surgical management aims to stop repetitive trauma to the spinal cord. (thehorse.com)
  • This shows spinalstabilization to be integral to the surgical management of cord compression,'Dr. Gokaslan said. (cancernetwork.com)
  • The aim of this study was to compare the reduction of spinal cord compression after surgical treatment of dogs with acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disc (IVD) extrusion achieved using hemilaminectomy versus mini-hemilaminectomy techniques. (frontiersin.org)
  • The compression to the injured spinal cord caused by muscle scars after surgical procedures could be relieved if the muscle layer is not sutured, and this non-suturing management may makes it easy to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic regimens in rat SCI models. (alliedacademies.org)
  • In our later surgical procedures on SCI models, we noticed that the compression was reduced in animals without suturing muscle layer. (alliedacademies.org)
  • Non-surgical treatments include painkillers, physiotherapy and spinal injection therapy. (arakuflavors.com)
  • Physiology of spinal cord, nerve root and peripheral nerve compression. (nih.gov)
  • We review a case of nerve-root and cord compression from methylmethacrylate extrusion during vertebroplasty. (nih.gov)
  • Spinal nerve root ganglionitis as a cause of disc herniation: case report. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Spinal extradural meningeal cysts are typically formed by a thin fibrotic membranous capsule, macroscopically similar that of an arachnoid membrane, filled by cerebro spinal fluid and related to a nerve root or to the posterior midline. (scielo.br)
  • Treatment for a spinal compression depends on the causes and the severity of the compression. (healthline.com)
  • The cause of the compression along with the severity of symptoms affects your outlook. (healthline.com)
  • Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) was performed after the determined time point to observe the severity of compression of muscle scar against the injured spinal cord in both groups. (alliedacademies.org)
  • The severity of your symptoms depend on the severity of the compression. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Certain degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, can lead to spinal cord compression. (healthline.com)
  • What degenerative disease can cause chronic spinal cord compression? (brainscape.com)
  • 53 year old male presented with arm weakness, severe spinal cord compression, and degenerative disc disease. (espine.com)
  • We investigated the clinical characteristics of spinal cord edema due to cervical spondylosis (SCECS). (biomedcentral.com)
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics of spinal cord edema due to cervical spondylosis (SCECS). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Image and serological studies revealed multiple myeloma and spinal cord compression caused by epidural myeloma. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Data Bridge Market Research announces the addition of new research analysis to the wide international database Spinal Cord Compression Market to offer insightful views over the forecast period of 2020 - 2027. (pharmiweb.com)
  • I to suffer from chronic spinal problems but I try to adjust and not get to depressed. (healthboards.com)
  • Even though the spinal cord is not severed, a fractured vertebra can lead to numbness and weakness in the extremities, loss of bladder control, and chronic pain. (orlowlaw.com)
  • Whats the difference between acute and chronic spinal cord compression? (brainscape.com)
  • We employed ttw mice, which is a mutant mouse naturally develop calcified deposit at C1/2 level, as a model for chronic spinal cord compression. (nii.ac.jp)
  • There may be difference in mechanism of progression between acute and chronic spinal cord compression. (nii.ac.jp)
  • We have studied the chronic spinal compression model of rat. (nii.ac.jp)
  • This compresses or squeezes the spinal cord, which can cause pain, numbness, and weakness. (breyerlaw.com)
  • During the exam, he or she will look for signs of spinal compression, such as loss of sensation, weakness, and abnormal reflexes. (inova.org)
  • Other conditions that may cause spinal cord compression can develop more quickly, even very suddenly. (inova.org)
  • People who develop spinal cord compression from this are usually older than 50. (inova.org)
  • To diagnose spinal cord compression, your healthcare provider will ask you questions about your symptoms and do a complete physical exam. (inova.org)
  • The level of compression is indicated by using the first letter of the type of vertebra and then the number of the vertebra within the group. (encyclopedia.com)
  • We report and hemangiosarcoma arising in the vertebra of a horse and compressing the spinal cord. (scielo.br)
  • This is the first reported case of a spontaneous ventral extradural spinal meningeal cyst causing cord compression. (scielo.br)
  • If the cord compression becomes more severe, it can affect lower muscle functions such as bowel and bladder. (encyclopedia.com)
  • They depend on how severe the compression is and on what area of the spinal cord is compressed. (healthline.com)
  • That said I had a ACDF after 18m of severe spinal cord compression. (healthboards.com)
  • The patient has severe cervical kyphosis centered at C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 with posterior uncovertebral osteophyte and soft disk ridging against the spinal cord. (espine.com)
  • 1. Severe myeloradiculopathy due to spinal cord compression at C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7. (espine.com)
  • We followed this management in our own experiments, but found that severe compression to injured spinal cord tissue was caused by the scars formed after muscle dissection. (alliedacademies.org)
  • In the setting of severe hypotension, dissecting aortic aneurysm, rapidly progressive quadriplegia, or paraplegia with sharp midline back pain suggests anterior spinal artery syndrome. (thecardiologyadvisor.com)
  • Thus, depending on which angle the spinal cord is compressed from, a person could experience numbness versus a loss of the ability to control muscles (often seen as an odd limp), depending on which area is compressed. (encyclopedia.com)