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Paraplegia. 1991 Jun;29(5):350-4.

Quadriparesis in the Laurence-Moon-Biedl-Bardet syndrome: case report.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Abstract

A 36 year old patient known to suffer from the Laurence-Moon-Biedl-Bardet syndrome (LMBBS) developed spastic quadriparesis. The typical features of the syndrome, presented by this patient were polydactyly, obesity, hypogonadism, retinitis pigmentosa and relative mental retardation. Severe spinal cervical and lumbar canal stenosis imaged by plain X-rays and computerised tomography was found. Magnetic resonance imaging showed significant atrophy of the spinal cord, indicating that the cause of the quadriparesis was cervical myelopathy. The patient underwent laminoplasty with some improvement.

PMID:
1886735
DOI:
10.1038/sc.1991.50
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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