Spinal cord compression

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

May cause myelopathy

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.

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  • Last modified: 2023/04/20 00:40
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