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Journal of Neurology

, Volume 230, Issue 4, pp 227–230 | Cite as

Central cord lesions in cervical spondylotic myelopathy

  • S. S. Mossman
  • J. V. Jestico
Original Investigations

Summary

Two patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy presented with features suggesting syringomyelia. One patient had a Charcot joint of the wrist, and both had dissociated sensory loss in the upper limbs. The possible vascular basis of these central cord lesions is discussed.

Key words

Myelopathy Central cord lesions 

Zusammenfassung

Bei zwei Patienten mit Spondylose bei cervikaler Myelopathie lagen Symptome vor, die für eine Syringomyelie sprachen. Bei einem lag eine neurogene Veränderung des Radiokarpalgelenkes vor, und beide hatten dissozierte Sensibilitätsstörungen an den oberen Extremitäten. Es wird die möglicherweise vaskuläre Ursache der zentralen Rückenmarksläsion diskutiert.

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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. Mossman
    • 1
  • J. V. Jestico
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyGuy's HospitalLondonEngland

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