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Options in Acute Spinal Cord Compression

Eelco F. M Wijdicks and Alejandro A Rabinstein

in Neurocritical Care

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199843626
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322855 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199843626.003.0010

Series: What Do I Do Now

Options in Acute Spinal Cord Compression

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For these patients there is an immediate urgency to prevent permanent paralysis. For many physicians this is one of the most uncomfortable situations. The immediate medical treatment with corticosteroids and indications for acute neurosurgical decompression are discussed.

Chapter.  1362 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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