Spontaneous Ischemic Infarction of the Spinal Cord with Traumatic Sequela
What is believed to have been spontaneous infarction of the spinal cord is reported in two individuals with known chronic cardiovascular disease apparently causing paraparesis while driving motor vehicles. Although blunt trauma to the spinal cord cannot be ruled out, there was no objective evidence of such. The history of spontaneous onset of paraplegia prior to trauma is clear in the first case but could only be inferred in the second case.
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