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SCI: Syndromes (PTA)

SyndromeMechanism of InjuryLosses/CharacteristicsDamage to...Incomplete/Complete
Brown-Sequard's Syndrome Stab wound--> hemisection of s.c. (rare) paralysis & vibratory & position sense on same side; Pain & temperature on opposite side Corticospinal tract & Dorsal columns; Lateral spinothalamic tract incomplete
Central Cord Syndrome Cervical hyperextension UE's present with greater involvement than LEs; Motor>Sensory deficits Corticospinal & Spinothalamic tracts& Dorsal columns incomplete
Posterior Cord Syndrome compression of post. spinal artery pain perception, proprioception, two-point discrimination & stereognosis Posterior Spinal Artery incomplete: Motor function is preserved
Anterior Cord Syndrome Cervical flexion motor, pain & temperature below lesion Corticospinal & Spinothalamic tracts incomplete
Cauda Equina Injuries injury below L1 spinal level characteristics: flaccidity, areflexia, impairment of b/b peripheral nerve injury usually incomplete, but can be complete
Created by: s1234



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