compressive myelopathy

com·pres·sive my·e·lop·a·thy

destruction of spinal cord tissue caused by pressure from neoplasms, hematomas, or other masses.
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[24] In this study a 42-year female patient with history of long-standing rheumatoid arthritis was diagnosed with compressive myelopathy secondary to complications of rheumatoid arthritis.
Masson Hemangioma-An Unusual Cause of Thoracic Compressive Myelopathy. World Neurosurg.
Hence, physicians should consider the possibility of a lymphoproliferative disorder in the differential diagnosis of compressive myelopathy. The clinical, radiological, and histological features of this disease can mimic other medical conditions causing compressive myelopathy, including pathological compression fractures, infectious lesions, or carcinomatous deposits.
The objective of the present study was to determine the frequency of causes of non-traumatic compressive myelopathy on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in patients with paraplegia / quadriplegia.
Spinal cord complications of CoA are rare, and only a few cases have been reported due to subarachnoid hemorrhage following rupture of an aneurysm of abnormally dilated spinal artery.[sup][1],[2] Compressive myelopathy due to collaterals in the spinal cord is a very unusual presentation, and few reports have been reported worldwide.[sup][3] The development of an acute, nontraumatic epidural hematoma is even rarer.[sup][4]
Obviously, in order for cord compressive myelopathy to be present, there must be, at a minimum, physical indentation of the spinal cord.
In patients with compressive myelopathy secondary to ossification of PLL and/or LF, fluorosis should be considered as a possible cause, especially in endemic regions.
Increased signal intensity of the spinal cord onmagnetic resonance images in cervical compressive myelopathy. Does it predict the outcome of conservative treatment?
The herniated disk material causes signs of acute, compressive myelopathy. Dogs often show clinical signs of acute disk herniation at 3-6 years of age.
There was a significant intra-spinal component causing a compressive myelopathy of the cervical spine (Fig.