Flashcards in Disease of the Spinal Cord Deck (11)
What are the causes of myelopathy and radiculopathy?
What are the expected motor signs of UMN pathology affecting the spinal cord/nerve roots?
Pyramidal pattern of weakness
What are the expected motor signs of LMN pathology affecting the spinal cord/nerve roots?
What is ridiculopathy?
Dermatomal pattern of sensory loss
What are the causes of spinal cord ischaemia?
What is the clinical presentation of a spinal cord stroke?
Back pain, visceral referred pain
Numbness and parathesia
Bowel and bladder incontinence
What is the investigations for spinal cord stroke?
What is the treatment for spinal cord stroke?
Maintain adequate BP
OT and physiotherapy
Manage vascular risk factors
What are the causes of transverse myelitis?
Post vaccination (chicken pox, rabies)
What are the consequences of B12 deficiency?