myelopathy


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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

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]
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Congenital atlanto- axial instability can cause compression on the cervical cord and myelopathy. The atlanto dental interval of more than 5 mm in flexion indicates instability.
The patients presented with following signs and symptoms: axial neckache, brachialgia, myelopathy, and poor hand grip/numbness.
In addition, 50% showed improvement in their spasticity and complete resolution of myelopathy in 39% in myelopathic patients.
Symptomatic patients present with atlantoaxial instability and myelopathy (1,2).
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