Spinal Cord Infarction Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 26, 2018
  • Author: Thomas F Scott, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of spinal cord infarction?

What is a spinal cord infarction?

What is the pathophysiology of spinal cord infarction?

What is the prevalence of spinal cord infarction in the US?

What is the global prevalence of spinal cord infarction?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with spinal cord infarction?

What is the prognosis of spinal cord infarction?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of spinal cord infarction?

Which physical findings are characteristic of spinal cord infarction?

What causes spinal cord infarction?

DDX

Which condition must be excluded first in the differential diagnoses of spinal cord infarction?

How is spinal cord infarction differentiated from AIDP?

Why is it important to differentiate intraspinal hemorrhage from spinal cord infarction?

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of spinal cord infarction?

What are the differential diagnoses for Spinal Cord Infarction?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of spinal cord infarction?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of spinal cord infarction?

What is the role of EMG and NCV in the diagnosis of spinal cord infarction?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of spinal cord infarction?

What is the role of CSF analysis in the diagnosis of spinal cord infarction?

What is the role of PCR in the diagnosis of spinal cord infarction?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of spinal cord infarction?

Treatment

How is spinal cord infarction treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with spinal cord infarction?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of spinal cord infarction?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of spinal cord infarction?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of spinal cord infarction?

Which medications in the drug class Antiplatelet agents are used in the treatment of Spinal Cord Infarction?

Follow-up

How is spasticity in spinal cord infarction treated?

How is impotence in spinal cord infarction treated?

How is urinary dysfunction treated in spinal cord infarction?

What is included in inpatient care for spinal cord infarction?

Which medications are used in the treatment of spinal cord infarction?

What are the indications for patient transfer in spinal cord infarction?

How is spinal cord infarction prevented?

What are the possible complications of spinal cord infarction?

What is the prognosis of spinal cord infarction?

What is included in patient education about spinal cord infarction?