"Central Cord Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A syndrome associated with traumatic injury to the cervical or upper thoracic regions of the spinal cord characterized by weakness in the arms with relative sparing of the legs and variable sensory loss. This condition is associated with ischemia, hemorrhage, or necrosis involving the central portions of the spinal cord. Corticospinal fibers destined for the legs are spared due to their more external location in the spinal cord. This clinical pattern may emerge during recovery from spinal shock. Deficits may be transient or permanent.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Central Cord Syndrome" by people in Profiles.
Wagner PJ, DiPaola CP, Connolly PJ, Stauff MP. Controversies in the Management of Central Cord Syndrome: The State of the Art. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Apr 04; 100(7):618-626.