Subacute posttraumatic ascending myelopathy after spinal cord injury: Report of three cases

E. Belanger, C. Picard, D. Lacerte, P. Lavallee, A. D.O. Levi

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Abstract

Subacute posttraumatic ascending myelopathy is a rare disorder, unrelated to syrinx formation or mechanical instability, that may gradually emerge within the first 1 to 2 weeks after a spinal cord injury. The authors describe three patients with this syndrome and discuss its possible causes as well as its clinical presentation, imaging characteristics, treatment, and patient prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-299
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume93
Issue number2 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Myelopathy
  • Neurological deterioration
  • Spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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