Clinical and epidemiological profiles of non-traumatic myelopathies

Clinical and epidemiological profiles of non-traumatic myelopathies

Author Vieira de Rezende Pinto, Wladimir Bocca Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sgobbi de Souza, Paulo Victor Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cristino de Albuquerque, Marcus Vinicius Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dutra, Livia Almeida Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pedroso, Jose Luiz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Povoas Barsottini, Orlando Graziani Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Non-traumatic myelopathies represent a heterogeneous group of neurological conditions. Few studies report clinical and epidemiological profiles regarding the experience of referral services. Objective: To describe clinical characteristics of a non-traumatic myelopathy cohort. Method: Epidemiological, clinical, and radiological variables from 166 charts of patients assisted between 2001 and 2012 were compiled. Results: The most prevalent diagnosis was subacute combined degeneration (11.4%), followed by cervical spondylotic myelopathy (9.6%), demyelinating disease (9%), tropical spastic paraparesis (8.4%) and hereditary spastic paraparesis (8.4%). Up to 20% of the patients presented non-traumatic myelopathy of undetermined etiology, despite the broad clinical, neuroimaging and laboratorial investigations. Conclusion: Regardless an extensive evaluation, many patients with non-traumatic myelopathy of uncertain etiology. Compressive causes and nutritional deficiencies are important etiologies of non-traumatic myelopathies in our population.
Keywords spinal cord diseases
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Language English
Date 2016
Published in Arquivos De Neuro-Psiquiatria. Sao Paulo Sp, v. 74, n. 2, p. 161-165, 2016.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extent 161-165
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000372286900016
SciELO ID S0004-282X2016000200015 (statistics in SciELO)

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