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J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2011 Jul-Aug;35(4):492-4. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31821e277b.

Surfer's myelopathy-demonstrated by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging: a case report and literature review.

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Department of Radiology, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA 23708-2197, USA. Jonathan.lieske@med.navy.mil

Abstract

The authors present a case of "surfer's myelopathy," a rarely described syndrome characterized by nontraumatic paraparesis/paraplegia in novice surfers and theorized to result from spinal cord ischemia secondary to surfing-related positional hyperextension. Imaging and clinical course of the youngest known affected individual are discussed, including evidence of acute spinal cord infarction on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, a finding not previously described in the literature.

PMID:
21765307
DOI:
10.1097/RCT.0b013e31821e277b
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