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Normalization of central cord syndrome spinal cord injury urodynamics after intrathecal baclofen therapy: a case report.
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PMID:  22151422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective. To report a case of improved urodynamics in a central cord syndrome spinal cord injury after intrathecal baclofen therapy. Methods. A 47-year-old man fell resulting in C4-C5 disc herniation with ventral spinal cord compression and cord edema. Results. He underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Postoperatively, his examination revealed a C4 ASIA D injury in a central cord syndrome pattern. Cystometrogram (CMG) revealed a hyperactive detrusor with sphincter dyssynergia managed with intermittent self-catheterization. One and a half years later, he was impaired by severe lower limb spasticity, despite oral medications and botulinum toxin injections. After intrathecal pump therapy, CMG revealed relatively normal detrusor and minimal sphincter tone. He volitionally voids with urgency but improved continence, which was maintained in one-year follow-up. Conclusion. Although the main indication for intrathecal baclofen therapy is spasticity, improved urodynamics can be an additional benefit in central cord syndrome spinal cord injury.
Adam L Schreiber; Guy W Fried; Christopher S Formal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1094-7159     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuromodulation     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804159     Medline TA:  Neuromodulation     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-4     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2009 International Neuromodulation Society.
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA; and Magee Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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