Early surgical management of acute spinal cord injury.

J. Ransohoff, V. Benjamin, Eugene S. Flamm

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Abstract

Acute surgical decompression accompanied by stabilization and fusion is a safe procedure in patients with spinal cord injury. No patient was made worse by surgery. Patients with partial preservation of function and myelographic defects, i.e., surgical candidates, made better recoveries than those with normal myelograms who were, therefore, not operated upon. These results probably signify greater intrinsic cord damage in the nonsurgical group, but confirm the safety of surgery. We doubt the value of decompression for swollen cords except where there are hematomas. The treatment of cord swelling and ischemia will depend on improved pharmacological regimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of the American Paraplegia Society
Volume5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Spinal Cord Injuries
Surgical Decompression
Decompression
Hematoma
Ischemia
Pharmacology
Safety
Therapeutics

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Early surgical management of acute spinal cord injury. / Ransohoff, J.; Benjamin, V.; Flamm, Eugene S.

In: The Journal of the American Paraplegia Society, Vol. 5, No. 2, 04.1982, p. 19-21.

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