Idiopathic spinal cord herniation: a new theory of pathogenesis.

  title={Idiopathic spinal cord herniation: a new theory of pathogenesis.},
  author={Marwan W. Najjar and Saleh S Baeesa and Sattam S. Lingawi},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={161-70; discussion 170-1}
BACKGROUND Idiopathic spinal cord herniation is a rare entity that has been described more frequently over the past few years. Its pathophysiology remains obscure, however. METHODS We report a case of spinal cord herniation and review the literature extensively. In view of our review, we try to determine the clinical features of the condition and the diagnostic measures used, with emphasis on the role of magnetic resonance (MR) phase-contrast CSF study. The factors affecting the outcome of… CONTINUE READING

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