Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Paraplegia. 1991 Nov;29(9):607-12.

Post-traumatic spinal cord cysts evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging.

Author information

1
Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, Philadelphia Unit, Pennsylvania 19152.

Abstract

In order to determine a more accurate prevalence of post-traumatic spinal cord cysts (PTSCC) in spinal cord injured (SCI) patients, we retrospectively reviewed magnetic resonance scans from symptomatic imaging and asymptomatic SCI patients. We found the incidence of PTSCC to be 51% in our patient population. The only symptom that correlated to the presence of a cyst was spasticity. The cyst develops at the site of injury and appears to be a common sequela of SCI. We believe that conservative treatment is indicated in most patients with a PTSCC.

PMID:
1787985
DOI:
10.1038/sc.1991.89
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Nature Publishing Group
Loading ...
Support Center