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Spinal cord compression

Spinal cord compression develops when the spinal cord is compressed by bone fragments from a vertebral fracture, a tumor, abscess, ruptured intervertebral disc or other lesion.

Clinical

May cause myelopathy

Syndromes

Treatment

It is regarded as a medical emergency independent of its cause, and requires swift diagnosis and treatment to prevent long-term disability due to irreversible spinal cord injury.

spinal_cord_compression.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/16 12:58 by administrador