Clinical course and long‐term prognosis of acute transverse myelopathy

  title={Clinical course and long‐term prognosis of acute transverse myelopathy},
  author={P. B. Christensen and L. Wermuth and H.‐H. Hinge and K. B{\o}emers},
  journal={Acta Neurologica Scandinavica},
  • P. B. Christensen, L. Wermuth, +1 author K. Bøemers
  • Published 1990
  • Medicine
  • Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
  • The clinical characteristics and course of acute transverse myelopathy (ATM) was studied. One patient developed multiple sclerosis. In 1 patient ATM was caused by tumour‐cell embolization of the intramedullar vessels; 30 aged 12–74 years (median 36 years) had ATM of unknown course, of these, 13 had symptoms of a preceding viral‐like infection, 18 had back‐pain and 10 signs of spinal shock. The time from onset of ATM to maximum deficit varied from less than 1 h to 20 days. The thoracic region… CONTINUE READING
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