Acute cord compression

Causes

  1. Prolapsed intervertebral disc
  2. Tumour
  3. Abcess
  4. (myelitis)
  5. (B12 deficiency)

Delta;Delta;x

Guillain-Barré syndrome

Clinical features

Investigations

MRI/myelogram
thoracic back pain: organic until proven otherwise

Treatment

Emergency surgical decompression