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Spinal cord infarction secondary to nucleus pulposus embolization in pregnancy

Uppal, Shweta, Dash, Subasini, Sharer, Leroy, Lambert, William Clark, Heller, Debra S., Pullicino, Patrick (2004) Spinal cord infarction secondary to nucleus pulposus embolization in pregnancy. Modern Pathology, 17 (1). pp. 121-124. ISSN 0893-3952. (doi:10.1038/modpathol.3800037) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:12295)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1038/modpathol.3800037
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: M.P. Stone
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008 16:40 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12295 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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