Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko


In addition to classifying patients according to the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) as ASIA Impairment Scale, incomplete patients classified according to specific clinical syndromes provide information about the injury mechanism and recovery prognosis. In spinal cord injuries due to trauma, vascular or other space-occupying lesions, the ISNCSCI, prior to the seventh revision of 2011, was supposed to indicate the clinical syndromes of spinal cord injuries. The ISNCSCI defines five clinical syndromes with incomplete spinal cord injury that are not part of the ISNCSCI examination or classification such as central cord syndrome, Brown-Séquard syndrome, anterior cord syndrome, conus medullaris, and cauda equina syndrome.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineRehabilitation Hospital, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of MedicineYangsanSouth Korea

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