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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 50, No. 1, 2002, pp. 81-83
Bioline Code: ni02019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Neurology India, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2002, pp. 81-83

 en High Cervical and Lumbar Canal Stenosis of Varied Etiology : A Case Report
M.J. Arunkumar, V. Rajshekhar


Developmental stenosis without any significant spondylotic changes frequently occurs at C3 vertebra or below, and typically extends to C6-C7. However, high cervical focal canal stenosis is unusual. A case of cervical canal segmental stenosis at C2-3 level in addition to a developmental stenosis of the lumbar region, in a 45 year old male, has been presented in this article. The dynamics of the spinal canal in relation to the likely pathology of such conditions are reviewed. We speculate that focal segmental stenosis in the high cervical region may be due to a possible premature fusion of the neurocentral synchondrosis of the cartilage, or due to an abnormal rotary biomechanics which can result in facetal hypertrophy.

Double stenosis, Cervical myelopathy, Neurogenic claudication, Pathology

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