Brain stem signs in acute cervical cord trauma

  title={Brain stem signs in acute cervical cord trauma},
  author={Jude Irwin and Richard J. Abbott and Ashley Burt and Denis G. F. Harriman},
SummaryFour cases are reported which illustrate mechanisms by which patients with cervical cord trauma may develop signs of acute brain stem damage. Two patients suffered vertebro-basilar ischaemia as a result of trauma to the vertebral arteries. The remaining two patients developed cavitating lesions within the cervical cord which later dissected rostrally… CONTINUE READING