Spontaneous thoracic spinal cord herniation--case report.

  title={Spontaneous thoracic spinal cord herniation--case report.},
  author={Tsuneyoshi Eguchi and Hiroshi Yokota and Y. Nikaido and Misato Nobayashi and Tatsuya Nishioka},
  journal={Neurologia medico-chirurgica},
  volume={41 10},
A 54-year-old female presented with spontaneous thoracic spinal cord herniation manifesting as chronic progressive motor weakness in both legs. Spastic paraparesis (4/5) and pathological reflexes such as ankle clonus were noted. She also had mild bladder dysfunction but no bowel dysfunction. She had no sensory disturbance, including tactile and pinprick sense. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed that the atrophic spinal cord was displaced into the ventral extradural space at the T4-5… CONTINUE READING