Spinal cord compression (non-traumatic)

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Diagnosis

MRI, may get CT myelography

Treatment

  1. Rad Tx for compressive lesions
      • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS GUIDLINES (9/07) NO LONGER RECOMMENDS STEROIDS FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY (Old for Tx <8 hrs = methylprednisolone 30 mg IV, then infusion of 5.4 m/k/h x 23 hrs + GI prophylaxis)

See Also

Trauma: Spinal Fractures

Neuro: Spinal Cord Syndromes

Neuro: Neurogenic Shock

Source

DONALDSON 9/07 (Adapted from Lampe, Hockberger, Brower, and Mistry)