SPINAL CORD ANATOMY, LOCALIZATION, AND OVERVIEW OF SPINAL CORD SYNDROMES

Gregory Gruener; José Biller Spinal Cord, Root, and Plexus Disorders p. 11-35 June 2008, Vol.14, No.3 doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000324122.16947.75
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Spinal cord syndromes are “unique” clinical presentations that localize lesions to the spinal cord by their pattern of anatomic dysfunction while implying their underlying etiology. Recognizing these patterns and their significance is best accomplished by relearning and appreciating the relevant anatomy and relationships, which are the major focus of this review. This clinical-anatomic background will provide the framework for the clinical topics that follow in this issue.

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Gruener has received personal compensation for speaking engagements with Medical Education Resources, Inc. Dr Biller has nothing to disclose.

Unlabeled Use of Products/Investigational Use Disclosure: Drs Gruener and Biller have nothing to disclose.

© 2008 American Academy of Neurology