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Extensive Cervical Spinal Cord Hemorrhagic Infraction Secondary to Prolonged Hyperflexion of the Neck Causing Quadriplegia

1Department of Internal Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, U.S.A.


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 6, 121-123
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-6-6
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Asad Ullah, Zeeshan Khakwani, Muzammil Khan. Extensive Cervical Spinal Cord Hemorrhagic Infraction Secondary to Prolonged Hyperflexion of the Neck Causing Quadriplegia. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018; 6(6):121-123. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-6-6.

Correspondence to: Asad  Ullah, Department of Internal Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, U.S.A.. Email: asad-86@live.com

Abstract

A young lady was brought to the emergency department after she was found unconscious sitting in her restroom for several hours. She was found to have decreased sensations below her neck and was unable to move any extremity. Multilevel imaging studies were obtained that revealed extensive areas of cervical spinal cord hemorrhagic infarction, postulated to be due to hyperflexion of her neck resulting in vascular compromise, which were inoperable and rendered her quadriplegic. She required intensive physical rehabilitation and was transferred to a specialist center for further treatment.

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