Spinal cord compression secondary to gaucher's disease

Rodney S. Markin, F. Miles Skultety

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Abstract

A case of compression of the spinal cord and cauda equina secondary to collapse of the T-12 and L-3 vertebral bodies in a patient with type 1 Gaucher's disease is presented. Decompressive laminectomies were done at both the T-12 and L-3 levels with moderate improvement of the patient's neurologic findings. Histologic examinations confirmed the presence of Gaucher's cells in the bone. Review of the literature revealed only one previous report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-346
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical neurology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1984

Keywords

  • Gaucher's disease
  • Spinal cord compression
  • cauda equina compression
  • improvement
  • laminectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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