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What is the main difference between cord edema and cord compression?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Cord compression is
The actual pinching or crushing of the spinal cord that can lead to swelling or edema but one can have this edema or swelling without necessarily having any cord compression.
They both can present with the same symptoms and findings on exam.

In brief: Cord compression is
The actual pinching or crushing of the spinal cord that can lead to swelling or edema but one can have this edema or swelling without necessarily having any cord compression.
They both can present with the same symptoms and findings on exam.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Cord edema
Cord compression can be relieved cord, edema is often caused by compression of the cord but some conditions cause cord edema without compression MS cord edema implies neural injury to the cord is a late sign some cervical cord compression occurs so slowly that no edema develops hope this helps!

In brief: Cord edema
Cord compression can be relieved cord, edema is often caused by compression of the cord but some conditions cause cord edema without compression MS cord edema implies neural injury to the cord is a late sign some cervical cord compression occurs so slowly that no edema develops hope this helps!
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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