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Central Cord Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Central Cord Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.854.763.500
C10.900.850.625
C26.819.339
Unique ID
D020210
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020210
Annotation
coord IM with specific vertebrae (NIM) to locate site on spinal cord
Scope Note
A syndrome associated with traumatic injury to the cervical or upper thoracic regions of the spinal cord characterized by weakness in the arms with relative sparing of the legs and variable sensory loss. This condition is associated with ischemia, hemorrhage, or necrosis involving the central portions of the spinal cord. Corticospinal fibers destined for the legs are spared due to their more external location in the spinal cord. This clinical pattern may emerge during recovery from spinal shock. Deficits may be transient or permanent.
Entry Term(s)
Central Cord Injury Syndrome
Central Spinal Cord Syndrome
Previous Indexing
Spinal Cord (1971-1999)
Spinal Diseases (1971-1999)
See Also
Spinal Cord Ischemia
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Central Cord Syndrome Preferred
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