Operative Outcomes for Cervical Myelopathy
Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula associated with progressive cervical myelopathy
and normal venous drainage of the thoracolumbar cord: Case report and review of the literature.
We should be cautious in carotid sinus syncope, severe back pain, recent stroke, coronary bypass within 3 months, severe neck pain, recent neck surgery, cervical myelopathy
, severe back pain, severe orthopnoea.
Physicians who do neurologic exams of patients with trauma-related motor neuron issues, or other suspected conditions involving compromised motor neuron functioning or degeneration, routinely have cervical spine CT scans one to rule out cervical myelopathy
or radiculopathy as treatable causes following the onset of symptoms.
a study that describes the association between the physical signs of cervical myelopathy
and the presenting imaging findings would be included); PTs are becoming increasingly involved in imaging
However, several cases of symptomatic nontraumatic pneumorrhachis causing cervical myelopathy
, radicular pain, and paraplegia , as well as mild headache , are described.
Because patients with cervical myelopathy
may have a paucity of upper extremity signs and symptoms, the cervical spine is often imaged along with the thoracic spine.
MRI findings in Hirayama's Disease: flexion induced cervical myelopathy
or intrinsic motor neuron disease?
For this reason, they have added cervical myelopathy
(spinal cord disease) to the list of conditions known as "great imposters.
The literature describes several cases of cervical myelopathy
without traumatic injury of the articular facets and without retrolistesis associated to central cord syndrome (1,6,8,15,19).
The UCLA team studied two groups of rats with a condition that simulated cervical myelopathy
- a progressive disorder that often occurs in people with spine-weakening conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
Typically, the cervical myelopathy
has been attributed to extrinsic compression of the cord by thickened meninges.