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CRUCIATE PARALYSIS

Neurosurgery

CRUCIATE PARALYSIS

1. Similar to central cord syndrome, occurs with C1/C2 fractures with neurologic compromise at the cervico-medullary junction.
2. Clinical - UL weakness > LL weakness, respiratory paralysis (~25% of patients).


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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