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Spinal Cord Compression MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Spinal Cord Compression
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Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
coord IM with specific vertebrae (NIM) to locate site on spinal cord; not for "cauda equina syndrome": use CAUDA EQUINA (IM) + NERVE COMPRESSION SYNDROMES (IM)
Scope Note
Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the SPINAL CORD due to extramedullary neoplasm; EPIDURAL ABSCESS; SPINAL FRACTURES; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations vary with the anatomic site of the lesion and may include localized pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence.
Entry Term(s)
Conus Medullaris Syndrome
Extramedullary Spinal Cord Compression
Myelopathy, Compressive
Spinal Cord Compression, Extramedullary
NLM Classification #
WL 402
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Spinal Cord Compression Preferred
Conus Medullaris Syndrome Narrower
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