Why is it important to differentiate intraspinal hemorrhage from spinal cord infarction?

Updated: Jul 26, 2018
  • Author: Thomas F Scott, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Intraspinal hemorrhage (hematomyelia): Consider the possibility of an underlying arteriovenous malformation of the spinal cord. This is especially important because surgical extirpation may prevent recurrence of hemorrhage and/or progression to more severe disability such as complete paraplegia.


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