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Circumferential encasement of the spinal cord in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

Myelopathy associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) usually involves the craniocervical junction or mid-cervical spine. We present an unusual case of an encasing circumferential inflammatory mass at the cervico-thoracic junction down to the mid-thoracic spine. The need to consider inflammatory lesions even in unusual anatomical locations in patients with RA is illustrated

Keywords : Aged,80 and over,Arthritis,Rheumatoid,complications,etiology,Female,Humans,Neurosurgery,Patients,Spinal Cord,Spinal Cord Compression,Spinal Cord Diseases,Spine,Treatment Outcome,, Encasement,Spinal,Cord, pain management uk

Date of Publication : 2011 Apr

Authors : Javed S;Selvaratnam V;Babori A;Wigfield C;

Organisation : Department of Neurosurgery, The Walton Centre, Liverpool, UK

Journal of Publication : Br J Neurosurg

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21344966

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