havard neuro 13 spine.txt

  1. Spinal cord compression: criteria �
    no CSF seen around cord, narrowed AP diameter of cord (<7mm), deformity of cord;
  2. Spinal cord compression: causes �
    infection (TB, pyogenic), compression fracture (CA, trauma), spondylosis and disk disease (herniated nucleus, hypertrophy of ligaments, osteophyte, facet hypertrophy), primary bone disorders (Paget�s), epidural hematoma
  3. Intramedullary lesions:
    astrocytoma (#1), ependymoma (#2), hemangioblastoma, lymphoma, mets (rare), demyelinating disease/myelitis, syrinx, AVM, trauma (contusion), radiation, sarcoid, infection (rare), infarction
  4. Intradural extramedullary lesions:
    nerve sheath tumor (#1), meningioma, drop mets, lipoma, teratomatous lesion, arachnoid cyst, arachnoiditis/meningitis, AVM/AVF, ependymoma, sequestered disc fragment, lymphoma, sarcoid, pantopaque
  5. Extradural lesions:
    disc disease, mets, lymphoma, epidural abscess, epidural hematoma, lipomatosis (thoracic), synovial cyst, extramedullary hematopoiesis, Tarlov cyst, discitis/osteomyelitis, spondylolysis, RA
  6. Syrinx: primary �
    Chiari malformations, spinal dysraphism, DW, diastematomyelia;
  7. Syrinx: acquired �
    tumor (astrocytoma, ependymoma), trauma (spinal cord injury, vascular insult), inflammatory (arachnoiditis/meningitis, SAH)
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havard neuro 13 spine.txt
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