Diseases of the Spinal Cord

  • Edmund Critchley
  • Andrew Eisen

Part of the Clinical Medicine and the Nervous System book series (CLIN.MED.NERV.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. E. M. R. Critchley, A. A. Eisen
    Pages 1-8
  3. E. M. R. Critchley, M. T. Isaac
    Pages 15-29
  4. M. T. Isaac
    Pages 31-33
  5. J. P. R. Dick
    Pages 35-40
  6. D. I. Graham
    Pages 41-78
  7. J. S. Lapointe
    Pages 95-121
  8. M. S. Schwartz, M. Swash
    Pages 123-140
  9. E. M. R. Critchley
    Pages 209-233
  10. J. D. Mitchell
    Pages 235-253
  11. C. U. Velmurugendran
    Pages 255-267
  12. M. J. Aminoff
    Pages 281-299
  13. R. R. Pearson
    Pages 301-318
  14. J. P. R. Dick
    Pages 335-343
  15. J. P. R. Dick
    Pages 345-349
  16. N. T. Gurusinghe
    Pages 351-408
  17. K. A. Tucci, H. J. Landy, B. A. Green, F. J. Eismont
    Pages 409-427
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 445-453

About this book


The spinal cord is a long structure, conslstmg of white and grey matter, that not only serves to provide a neural connection between the brain and the body, but also contains neural circuits that are organized segmentally and that are responsive to central and peripheral sensory input. Thus the spinal cord is capable of some behavioural activity that is of clinical significance, and that is more evident when higher modulation is disturbed. The released activity of spasticity, and the disturbances of bladder and bowel control that occur in patients with spinal cord lesions are examples. The spinal cord is well protected within its bony canal but is, nonetheless, susceptible to compression by degenerative joint or bone disease, or by neoplasm. Spinal cord compression is a common clinical problem that is not always easy to recognize. However, it is particularly important because of the good re­ sults of appropriate treatment and the unfortunate consequences should the diagnosis be missed. Many other medical and surgical disorders affect the spinal cord, including vascular disease, decom­ pression sickness, degenerative disorders and multiple sclerosis. In this book Dr. Critchley and Dr. Eisen, and their col­ laborators, chosen for their expertise and experience in spinal cord disorders, have gathered together descriptions of the symp­ toms and signs of spinal cord disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Edmund Critchley
    • 1
  • Andrew Eisen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyRoyal Preston HospitalPreston, LancashireUK
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Vancouver General HospitalVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3355-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3353-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-147X
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