ANAT 2646 Chapter 7 Notes - Neuro-Clinical Notes . . . . ....

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Neuro-Clinical Notes . . . . . Continuing Chapter 7 Monday - July 19, 2004 * Bar = Pressure, weight * Graph = writing * Top = surface * Stereo = solidity, hardness, 3- dimensionality * Dys = unpleasant * Allo = other * Pallo = unpleasant - Hyper = too much - Dynia = pain - Hypo = to little - Algesia = pain - Par = abnormal - Esthesia = feeling - An/a = without - Gnosis = knowledge - Algia = pain - Pathis = suffering Spinal Cord Lesions : p.276 7.2 The most common causes of spinal cord dysfunction are compression due to trauma, and metastatic cancer. Other causes are listed on p. 277 table 7.4 - Suspected lesions are crucial to address before deficits become permanent. - Usually correspond to Motor Sensory Deficit - The most common deficits are: Metastasis, Traumatic compression - MRI is indicated Question: Where is the MRI for the Lumbar Cord Compression taken? Answer: At the level of T10-12 / spinal cord ends at L2 Spinal Cord Shock : p.277 - Following trauma ---( STARTS IN LMNL ) flaccid paralysis below level of lesion, loss of deep tendon reflexes, decreased blood pressure, absent sphincter reflexes (autonomic tone) - Over the course of weeks, the UMNL signs begin to develop - Once UMNL signs become present, the erectile & sphincter reflexes may return (not always voluntary) - Trauma, you should get high steroid doses within 8 hours - Treatment before paralysis, patient has a better prognosis 7.3- Inflammation of Spinal Cord is called = Myelitis Can be anywhere in the sensory pathway:
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ANAT 2646 taught by Professor Ronaldg.mayne during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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ANAT 2646 Chapter 7 Notes - Neuro-Clinical Notes . . . . ....

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