Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: what the neurologist should know

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: what the neurologist should know

Author Vilaca, Celmir de Oliveira Google Scholar
Orsini, Marco Google Scholar
Leite, Marco A. Araujo Google Scholar
de Freitas, Marcos R. G. Google Scholar
Davidovich, Eduardo Google Scholar
Fiorelli, Rossano Google Scholar
Fiorelli, Stenio Google Scholar
Fiorelli, Camila Google Scholar
Oliveira, Acary Bulle Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pessoa, Bruno Lima Google Scholar
Abstract Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a wellknown cause of disability among older people. A significant amount of these patients is asymptomatic. Once the symptoms start the worsening may follow a progressive manner. We should suspect of spondylotic myelopathy in any individual over 55 years presenting progressive changes in gait or losing fine motor control of the upper limbs. Despite its frequent prevalence, this condition is still neglected and many times confused with other supratentorial lesions regarding diagnostic. Here we address some of most important aspects of this disease, calling attention to pathophysiology, the natural history. presentation, differential diagnosis, clinical assessment and treatment.
Keywords Spondylosis
Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
Spastic ParaparesisSpinal-Cord-Injury
Somatosensory-Evoked Potentials
Natural-History
Surgical-Treatment
Disk Disease
Stenosis
Surgery
Pathophysiology
Compression
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Neurology International. Pavia, v. 8, n. 4, p. 69-73, 2016.
ISSN 2035-8385 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Soc Brasil Cirurgia Cardiovasc
Extent 69-73
Origin https://doi.org/10.4081/ni.2016.6330
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Revisão
Web of Science ID WOS:000396573300002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/49250

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