Case 24-1989: A 77-Year-Old Man with Back Pain and Acute Inability to Walk

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. Mcneely, Betty U. Mcneely, L. F. Borges, A. E. Rosenberg

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Abstract

Presentation of Case A 77-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of an inability to walk of acute onset. The patient was in a stable state of health until three months earlier, when he began to experience difficulty in swallowing solids, with a sensation that food stuck low in the neck; his appetite decreased, and he consumed less food than usual. Two months before admission, fever and nausea occurred, with a burning pain over the upper dorsal region at about the level of the fourth thoracic vertebra. A physician found that the temperature was 38.9°C and noted a loss….

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1610-1618
Number of pages9
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume320
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 1989

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    Cabot, R. C., Scully, R. E., Mark, E. J., Mcneely, W. F., Mcneely, B. U., Borges, L. F., & Rosenberg, A. E. (1989). Case 24-1989: A 77-Year-Old Man with Back Pain and Acute Inability to Walk. New England Journal of Medicine, 320(24), 1610-1618. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198906153202408