transverse myelopathy


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transverse myelopathy

Myelopathy extending across the spinal cord.
See also: myelopathy

transverse myelopathy (tranz·versˑ mī·lôˑ·p·thē),

n an inflammation of the spinal cord that extends across the width of the thick cord of nervous tissue; considered a potential complication of an acupuncture treatment as a result of the insertion of a needle into the paraspinal musculature that pierces the spinal cord. Sensory and motor dysfunction in portions of the trunk and extremities receiving signals from those affected nerves—at or beneath the point of insertion—is related to the condition. Motor, sensory, bowel, and sexual dysfunctions are common manifestations. Also called
TM.
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A case of primary Sjogren's syndrome with acute transverse myelopathy and polyneuropathy as the initial manifestations.
Acute transverse myelopathy successfully treated with plasmapheresis and prednisone in a patient with primary Sjogren's syndrome.
Recurrent acute transverse myelopathy associated with anticardiolipin antibodies.
Transverse myelopathy, a rare complication of mixed connective tissue disease: comparison with SLE related transverse myelopathy.
Transverse myelopathy and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Acute transverse myelopathy and cutaneous vasculopathy in primary Sjogren's syndrome.
Transverse myelopathy caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (LES).
Transverse myelopathy in systemic lupus erythematosus -report of a case with long-term follow-up (author's transl).
Transverse myelopathy and hyperphagia in systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report.
Lipton HL and Teasdall RD (1973): Acute Transverse Myelopathy in adults.
Paine RS and Byers RK (1953): Transverse myelopathy in childhood.
Ropper AH and Poskanzer DC (1978): The prognosis of acute and subacute Transverse Myelopathy based on early signs and symptoms.

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