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Hemorrhage into the substance of the spinal cord; it is usually a posttraumatic lesion but may also be encountered in instances of spinal cord capillary telangiectases.
Synonym(s): hematorrhachis interna, myelapoplexy, myelorrhagia, haematomyelia.
[hemato- + G. myelos, marrow]
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