Central cord syndrome
Nature: A lesion, occurring almost exclusively in the cervical region, that produces sacral sensory sparing and greater weakness in the upper limbs than in the lower limbs. A central cord syndrome indicates there is an injury to the central structures of the spinal cord. This is most commonly seen in older patients with cervical arthritis and may occur in the absence of spinal fracture.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 11.09.1998 – 00:00 CEST