Flashcards in Spinal Cord Compression Deck (12):
spinal cord compression causes
degen - discs, OP, spondylosis
infection - IVDU
two major presentating features of spinal cord compression?
classic presentation of cervical myelopathy?
upper limb lower motor neurone symptoms
lower limb upper motor neurone symptoms
spinal canal stenosis causes?
ischaemia or neural structures
red flag back pain plus neurological symptoms, what to do?
thoraco-lumbar MRI, cauda equina syndrome
what to watch out for if you suspect cauda equina in investigation?
IMAGE the T-spine for conus involvement!!!
acute spinal cord compression features?
spinal shock and takes time to get upper motor normal symptoms
will get weakness
most common spinal area for metastasis?
IVDU with neck pain with neurological symptoms, look for what?
site of infection: teeth, injection site
who to watch out for epidural abcess besides IVDUs.
older ppl with comorbidities with vague spinal pain, perhaps from ulcers or other causes