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What is the name of a condition in which all four extremities are paralyzed?
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
In brief: Quadriparesis
Quadriparesis. Suggests dysfunction of the spinal cord or brain stem.

In brief: Quadriparesis
Quadriparesis. Suggests dysfunction of the spinal cord or brain stem.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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In brief: Multiple conditions
Quadriparesis is the term that describes weakness, quadriplegia describes paralysis of all extremities.
There are a number of causes in adults that include intraparenchymal hemorrhage of the ventral pons, demyelination of the ventral pons in central pontine myelinolysis, and traumatic injuries to the cervical spine. Thrombosis of the basilar artery could also produce such weakness.

In brief: Multiple conditions
Quadriparesis is the term that describes weakness, quadriplegia describes paralysis of all extremities.
There are a number of causes in adults that include intraparenchymal hemorrhage of the ventral pons, demyelination of the ventral pons in central pontine myelinolysis, and traumatic injuries to the cervical spine. Thrombosis of the basilar artery could also produce such weakness.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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