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Early cystic thoracic cord cavity complicating decompressive surgery for spondylotic spinal canal stenosis. Case report.
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PMID:  8524608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a report of a patient who developed thoracic cystic myelopathy immediately following an otherwise successful decompression operation for spondylotic stenosis secondary to osteophyte formation of the thoracic spinal canal. As this case shows, thoracic laminectomy is not without risks, and cystic myelopathy is a potential complication that should be borne in mind when surgery for spondylosis is being planned. Cavitation of the spinal cord may be associated with trauma secondary to extramedullary cord compression.
J C García-Moncó; M G Beldarrain; M J Ereño; A Alvarez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paraplegia     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0031-1758     ISO Abbreviation:  Paraplegia     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-24     Completed Date:  1996-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985038R     Medline TA:  Paraplegia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  538-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Neurology, Hospital de Galdacano, Vizcaya, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Spinal Canal / surgery*
Spinal Cord / pathology,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Spinal Cord Compression / complications*,  pathology,  surgery*
Spinal Cord Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Spinal Stenosis / pathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Spondylitis / pathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography

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