myelomalacia


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myelomalacia

 [mi″ĕ-lo-mah-la´she-ah]
morbid softening of the spinal cord.

my·e·lo·ma·la·ci·a

(mī'ĕ-lō-ma-lā'shē-ă),
Softening of the spinal cord.
[myelo- + G. malakia, a softness]

myelomalacia

/my·elo·ma·la·cia/ (mi″ĕ-lo-mah-la´shah) morbid softening of the spinal cord.

myelomalacia

[mī′əlōməlā′shə]
Etymology: Gk, myelos + malakia, softening
an abnormal softening of the spinal cord, caused primarily by inadequate blood supply.

my·e·lo·ma·la·ci·a

(mī'ĕ-lō-mă-lā'shē-ă)
Softening of the spinal cord.
[myelo- + G. malakia, a softness]

myelomalacia

Softening of the spinal cord.

myelomalacia

morbid softening (necrosis) of spinal cord. It is not commonly recorded as an entity separate from encephalomalacia. Poisonings by Phalaris tuberosa in sheep and sorghum in horses are two examples. There is a gradual onset of paresis or paralysis.

progressive hemorrhagic myelomalacia
a progressive, ascending and descending, intramedullary hemorrhage of the spinal cord that sometimes follows trauma; the result of ischemic and hemorrhagic infarction of the parenchyma, but not nerve roots in the leptomeninges. Called also hematomyelia.
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A well-known diagnostic challenge is differentiation of edema from myelomalacia in the setting of spondylosis and cord compression.
There was severe spinal stenosis at C5-C6 with compression of the spinal cord and signal change in the spinal cord compatible with edema or myelomalacia.
Minimally Invasive Stabilization is a muscle-sparing procedure designed to treat a range of severe spine issues, including spinal stenosis and instability, myelomalacia (swelling of the spine), and unstable spine.