Uppal, S. and Dash, S. and Sharer, L. and Lambert, W.C. and Heller, D.S. and Pullicino, P. (2004) Spinal cord infarction secondary to nucleus pulposus embolization in pregnancy. Modern Pathology, 17 (1). pp. 121-124. ISSN 0893-3952.
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Nucleus pulposus (NP) embolism is an extremely rare cause of spinal cord infarction. To our knowledge, it has not been reported in pregnancy in the English literature. A 41-year-old pregnant woman presented with clinical symptoms initially attributed to a transverse myelitis. After a complicated clinical course, she expired, and was found at autopsy to have NP embolism to the spinal cord. In conclusion NP embolism is a rare cause of spinal cord infarction, and should be considered in the differential of a patient presenting with symptoms compatible with spinal cord infarction in the pregnant as well as nonpregnant state.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)|
|Depositing User:||M.P. Stone|
|Date Deposited:||02 Oct 2008 16:40|
|Last Modified:||02 Oct 2008 16:40|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12295 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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