Acute paraplegia in a preterm infant with cerebral sinovenous thrombosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report the case of a 1-month old, 28-week gestational age infant who presented with acute paraplegia after cardiopulmonary arrest. Later imaging confirms cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) and a suspected infarction in the conus medullaris of the spinal cord. A prothrombotic state may explain the numerous areas of infarction visualized on neuroimaging. To our knowledge this is the first case report of acute and persistent paraplegia in an infant with CSVT and conus medullaris injury, which may be due to venous infarction of the spinal cord.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hobbs, J; Tekes, A; Klein, J; Lemmon, M; Felling, RJ; Chavez-Valdez, R

Published Date

  • June 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 460 - 462

PubMed ID

  • 26012477

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1476-5543

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/jp.2015.26


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States