A review of surgical intervention in the setting of traumatic central cord syndrome.

@article{Stevens2010ARO,
  title={A review of surgical intervention in the setting of traumatic central cord syndrome.},
  author={E. Andrew Stevens and Robert de Wilton Marsh and Jennifer A. Wilson and Thomas A Sweasey and Charles L. Branch and Alexander K. Powers},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={
          874-80
        }
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Surgical treatment in the setting of central cord syndrome (CCS) has become safer since Schneider's original description. It is generally accepted that a decompressive surgical intervention is a valid treatment option in a patient with CCS and radiographic evidence of spinal cord compression. The optimal timing of surgical intervention for CCS remains controversial. PURPOSE To review a single institution's experience managing CCS, with particular emphasis on surgical versus… CONTINUE READING

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