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Three patients presented with hand wasting and weakness secondary to mid-cervical spinal cord compression. This was due to cervical spondylosis in two patients and a meningioma in one case. This phenomenon is probably similar to that seen with foramen magnum lesions and may be due to spinal cord ischemia distal to the compression, secondary to venous stasis.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Can J Neurol Sci

Publication Date

08/1987

Volume

14

Pages

309 - 311

Keywords

Adult, Cervical Vertebrae, Female, Hand, Humans, Meningeal Neoplasms, Meningioma, Middle Aged, Muscular Atrophy, Myelography, Spinal Cord Compression, Spinal Osteophytosis