Spinal cord infarction initially treated as transverse myelitis

Olimpia Carbunar*, Claudine Sinsioco, Alma Bicknese

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Spinal cord infarction is rare in children. Most described cases are in association with aortic surgery or arterial hypotension. In children, infarction can be confused with the more common disorder transverse myelitis as the magnetic resonance imaging findings and clinical presentation are often similar. We describe here a case of spontaneous spinal cord infarct initially treated as transverse myelitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurology
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2013

Keywords

  • cerebrovascular disease
  • childhood stroke
  • Spinal cord infarction
  • transverse myelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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