Anterior Cord Syndrome

The anterior cord syndrome results from damage to the corticospinal and spinothalamic pathways with preservation of posterior column function. This is manifest by loss of motor function and pain and temperature sensation distal to the lesion. Only vibration, position, and crude touch are preserved. This syndrome may occur following direct injury to the anterior spinal cord. Flexion of the cervical spine may result in cord contusion or bone injury with secondary cord injury. Alternatively, thrombosis of the anterior spinal artery can cause ischemic injury to the anterior cord.78 Immediate evaluation with computed tomography CT or magnetic resonance imaging MRI may reveal an extrinsic mass that is amenable to surgical decompression. The overall prognosis for recovery of function historically has been poor and remains so today.5

Diet Tweak System

Diet Tweak System

Trying To Lose Weight Can Be Tough. But... Not Losing Weight and Gaining What You Lost Back, Sucks. If you've ever felt that no matter what you do to lose weight nothing seems to work. If you've ever felt that there has got to be some kind of a system or way to lose weight...but just have not found it yet.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment