Fibrocartilaginous Embolization - a Rare Cause of Spinal Cord Infarction: Case Report

Fibrocartilaginous Embolization - a Rare Cause of Spinal Cord Infarction: Case Report

Zuzana Liskova, Viera Lehotska, Michal Liska, Peter Mikula

Abstract


A case of fibrocartilaginous embolization in 24-year-old female as a rare cause of spinal cord infarction is presented. It manifests as infarction syndrome with rapid progression of clinical signs - acute onset of quadriparesis and respiratory insufficiency. Among imaging studies MRI is the most accurate as it readily capable of detection of myelopathy and acute intervertebral disc lesion. Other laboratory tests and imaging modalities are usually normal. The final diagnosis is made by exclusion.

Keywords


fibrocartilaginous embolization; material disc embolism; spinal cord ischemia; back pain; minor trauma; spinal cord imaging; MRI



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v12i12.3411