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Cruciate paralysis caused by injury of the upper cervical spine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7606127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cruciate paralysis is an uncommon injury to the cervicomedullary junction. Five patients with injuries of the upper cervical spine and the clinical manifestation of cruciate paralysis are presented. This injury pattern is characterized by bilateral upper extremity paralysis, with minimal or no lower extremity involvement. The neuroanatomic basis and the diagnosis of this clinical entity are discussed, and the related reports in the literature are reviewed.
L Dai; L Jia; Y Xu; W Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of spinal disorders     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0895-0385     ISO Abbreviation:  J Spinal Disord     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-11     Completed Date:  1995-08-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904842     Medline TA:  J Spinal Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  170-2     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Orthopaedics, Changzheng Hospital, Shanghai, China.
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MeSH Terms
Arm / innervation*
Atlanto-Axial Joint / injuries*
Dislocations / complications*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Odontoid Process / injuries*
Paralysis / etiology*,  physiopathology
Paraplegia / etiology
Pyramidal Tracts / anatomy & histology,  injuries*,  physiopathology
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology*,  physiopathology
Spinal Fractures / complications*,  therapy

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