Ischemic injury to the spinal cord as a cause of transient paraplegia

John M. Howell, David A. McFarling, Carey D. Chisholm

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Abstract

Spinal cord ischemia presenting as acute paraplegia is an uncommon occurrence not previously reported in the emergency medicine literature. Paraplegia due to spinal ischemia is seen most commonly after intraoperative aortic manipulation; however, acute hypotension and prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation are also reported settings. The differential diagnosis of acute, nontraumatic paraplegia includes mechanical spinal cord compression, acute transverse myelitis, and polyneuritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Paraplegia
Spinal Cord Injuries
Medicine in Literature
Transverse Myelitis
Spinal Cord Ischemia
Neuritis
Spinal Cord Compression
Emergency Medicine
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Hypotension
Differential Diagnosis
Ischemia

Keywords

  • Nontraumatic paraplegia
  • spinal ischemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Ischemic injury to the spinal cord as a cause of transient paraplegia. / Howell, John M.; McFarling, David A.; Chisholm, Carey D.

In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1987, p. 217-219.

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Howell, John M. ; McFarling, David A. ; Chisholm, Carey D. / Ischemic injury to the spinal cord as a cause of transient paraplegia. In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1987 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 217-219.
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