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What is myelomalacia of spinal cord c4-t1?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Myelomalacia or "bad spinal cord" is abnormal tissue structural change of the cord negatively affecting its function brought on by several causes but most times due to degenerative changes when involving multiple levels leading to narrowing of spinal canal compressing the spinal cord and creating these cord changes. Surgery is indicated if there is evidence of cord compression to prevent worsening.

Answered Sep 19, 2019



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