Fibrocartilaginous embolism: a cause of acute ischemic myelopathy.

Autor(es): Tan K.; Hammond E. R.; Kerr D.; Nath A.

Resumo: A case report of fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) presenting as acute myelopathy. To illustrate the clinical presentation and magnetic resonance imaging features of FCE. Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center. A 16-year-old boy was diagnosed with ischemic myelopathy secondary to FCE 2 years after symptom onset. Diagnosis was delayed because the clinical and radiological characteristics were not recognized initially. After rehabilitation, the patient made a modest recovery. Diagnosis of FCE can be made by recognition of the characteristic clinical and radiological features and a high index of suspicion.

Imprenta: Spinal Cord, v. 47, n. 8, p. 643-645, 2009

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1038/sc.2008.135

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cytopathology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 2009