SPINAL INFARCTION - A FOLLOW-UP-STUDY

H PELSER, J VANGIJN

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    Abstract

    Background and Purpose: Ten patients with spinal cord infarction were followed up after 1 to 27 (median, 3) years to establish the sequelae of the disease in the long term.

    Summary of Report. Eight surviving patients were interviewed about mobility, pain, and activities of daily living. All 8 patients had residual weakness in the legs; 7 of them were able to live at home without professional help. All but 1 suffered from continuous pain, which was not dependent on the degree of weakness.

    Conclusions: Motor function had improved to some extent in all patients, but pain is a disabling feature in the long term.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)896-898
    Number of pages3
    JournalStroke
    Volume24
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun-1993

    Keywords

    • MOTOR ACTIVITY
    • PAIN
    • SPINAL CORD
    • CORD INFARCTION
    • STROKE

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