Spinal Cord Syndromes

There are 4 main spinal cord syndromes, plus 2 sort-of-spinal-cord syndromes. Some are not common, but a favourite of examiners because they’re just so darn cool in that they really demonstrate where things cross (like in Brown-Sequard syndrome). Cauda equina syndrome is also an important one to know because if you see it acutely, the damage can actually be temporary (otherwise the person is stuck with permanent bowel and bladder dysfunction, which is really no fun).

3 thoughts on “Spinal Cord Syndromes

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  2. Many thanks.
    Do u have a higher resolution picture of the. Cord syndromes?
    If yes can you mail it to me?

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