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myelopathy

 [mi″ĕ-lop´ah-the]
1. any functional disturbance or pathological change in the spinal cord; often used to denote nonspecific lesions, as opposed to myelitis.
2. pathological bone marrow changes. adj., adj myelopath´ic.
ascending myelopathy myelopathy that progresses along the spinal cord towards the head.
cervical myelopathy compression myelopathy of the cervical spinal cord, a common complication of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
compression myelopathy myelopathy due to pressure on the spinal cord, as from a tumor.
cystic myelopathy syringomyelia.
descending myelopathy myelopathy that progresses along the spinal cord towards the hips.
spondylotic cervical myelopathy myelopathy secondary to encroachment of cervical spondylosis upon a congenitally small cervical spinal canal.

my·e·lop·a·thy

(mī'ĕ-lop'ă-thē),
1. Disorder of the spinal cord.
2. A disease of the myelopoietic tissues.
[myelo- + G. pathos, suffering]

myelopathy

/my·elop·a·thy/ (mi″ĕ-lop´ah-the)
1. any functional disturbance and/or pathological change in the spinal cord; often used to denote nonspecific lesions, as opposed to myelitis.
2. pathological bone marrow changes.myelopath´ic

carcinomatous myelopathy  rapidly progressive degeneration or necrosis of the spinal cord associated with a carcinoma.
chronic progressive myelopathy  gradually progressive spastic paraparesis associated with infection by human T-lymphotropic virus 1.
HTLV-1–associated myelopathy  chronic progressive m.
paracarcinomatous myelopathy , paraneoplastic myelopathy carcinomatous m.
spondylotic cervical myelopathy  that secondary to encroachment of cervical spondylosis upon a congenitally small cervical spinal canal.
transverse myelopathy  that extending across the spinal cord.
vacuolar myelopathy  loss of myelin and spongy degeneration of the spinal cord with microscopic vacuolization, caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus.

myelopathy

[mī′əlop′əthē]
1 any disease of the spinal cord.
2 any disease of the myelopoietic tissues.

myelopathy

A spinal cord disorder. See Vacuolar myelopathy.

my·e·lop·a·thy

(mī'ĕ-lop'ă-thē)
1. Disorder of the spinal cord.
2. A disease of the myelopoietic tissues.
[myelo- + G. pathos, suffering]

Myelopathy

A disorder in which the tissue of the spinal cord is diseased or damaged.
Mentioned in: Cervical Spondylosis

my·e·lop·a·thy

(mī'ĕ-lop'ă-thē)
1. Disorder of the spinal cord.
2. A disease of the myelopoietic tissues.
[myelo- + G. pathos, suffering]

myelopathy

1. any functional disturbance or pathological change in the spinal cord; often used to denote nonspecific lesions, as opposed to myelitis. Examples are ischemic encephalopathy, that due to intervertebral disk disease, in the wobbler syndrome in horses.
2. pathological change in bone marrow.

bovine spinal myelopathy
inherited disease of Murray Grey cattle conditioned by a recessive gene; congenital or appears at up to one year old; characterized by paresis progressing to recumbency and necropsy lesions of neuronal degeneration in midbrain, cerebellum and spinal cord.
degenerative myelopathy of German shepherd dogs
a slowly progressive ataxia and paresis of the hindlegs in older German shepherd dogs. Marked muscle atrophy is common and fecal and urinary incontinence often develops. The etiology is unknown, but an immune-mediated mechanism is suspected as a depression of T lymphocyte responsiveness has been demonstrated in affected dogs.
demyelinating myelopathy of Miniature poodles
a diffuse demyelination with sparing of spinal gray matter and dorsal and ventral nerve roots. There is a progressive weakness, then paralysis of hindlegs and later forelegs as well, beginning at a few months of age; believed to be inherited.
fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy
extrusion of degenerate intervertebral disk material into meningeal or intramedullary blood vessels, which results in an ischemic myelopathy. It occurs in horses and, most frequently, in large breeds of dogs, and is manifested by acute paresis or paralysis.
hereditary myelopathy of Afghan hounds
an autosomal recessive inherited degenerative myelopathy of young Afghan hounds, in which there is ataxia, paresis and eventually paralysis, first in the hindlimbs, then in the forelimbs as well. Called also a leukodystrophy.
spondylotic cervical myelopathy
myelopathy secondary to encroachment of cervical spondylosis upon a congenitally small cervical spinal canal.
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Cervical myelopathy in mucopolysaccharidosis type II (Hunter's Syndrome).
Cervical myelopathy secondary to Hunter syndrome in an adult.
Cervical myelopathy is a common neurological condition that can diminish balance and coordination.
A strong correlation has been found between MRI and myelography, with respect to the diagnosis of compressive cervical spine and clinical evidence of cervical myelopathy in RA patients.
Marks and Sharp (48) reviewed 31 patients with RA and cervical myelopathy.
Patients with cervical myelopathy present with a wide variety of symptoms ranging from mild sensory loss to obvious altered gait and concomitant genitourinary dysfunction.
An analysis of factors causing poor surgicaloutcome in patients with cervical myelopathy due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: anterior decompressionwith spinal fusion versus laminoplasty.
Absolute contraindications to return to participation include persistent neck pain, loss of motion, neurologic deficit, or evidence of cervical myelopathy.
CASE FACTS: Joseph Howard suffered from cervical myelopathy secondary to cervical stenosis and a significantly large C3-C4 disc herniation.
Cervical myelopathy due to gouty tophi in the intervertebral disc space.
Further studies are currently being designed to compare pre- and postoperative dynamic cervical MRI findings with patient outcome after either anterior or posterior decompression for cervical myelopathy.