Pure Motor Paraplegia Following Repair of a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: A Case Report
Peyton Miles and Jeffrey S Hecht, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 28, 2022
Paraplegia is common following thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAA) repair. It results from ischemia of the anterior spinal cord in the distribution of the anterior spinal artery and causes anterior spinal cord syndrome. However, this young patient with asymptomatic idiopathic TAA developed pure motor incomplete paraplegia with elevated creatinine phosphokinase levels following repair....
COVID-19 in Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation (CARE): Factors Affecting Recovering Patient Outcomes
Christopher Amen, DO, Claudia Echaide, MS, Bestin Kuriakose, DO, Mariyam Wasay, DO, Benjamin Birney, MD, Todd MacKenzie, PhD and Jennifer Gray, DO
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 19, 2022
Retrospective chart review which included patients admitted to an acute inpatient rehabilitation service at a single center from April 2020 to July 2021. Rehabilitation outcomes assessed included discharge disposition, functional efficiency, change in self-care and mobility, and length of stay (LOS)....
Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma: Importance of Neurological Examination
Sumer E Mohamed, DO, Dhara J Rana, MS and James W Bailey, DO
Article Type: Case Study | First Published: April 22, 2022
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a rare spinal pathology, which can result in serious morbidity and disability if not diagnosed promptly. The authors present a unique case of acute plegia in a patient with spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma secondary to herniated disc hemorrhage. A 66-year-old male with a five-month history of progressive weakness in the upper and lower extremities with associated radiculopathy and numbness presented to the ED with physical exam significant for signs of...
The “Giant” Median Nerve, a Rare Diagnosis Presenting as Routine Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Case Series and Literature Review
Jennifer Tram, BS and Kenneth Vitale, MD
Article Type: Case Study | First Published: April 07, 2022
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common entrapment neuropathies and is caused by median nerve compression as it traverses the carpal tunnel. Marked enlargement of the median nerve in the setting of carpal tunnel syndrome, occasionally termed “giant” median nerve, is rare in the literature and typically seen only in conditions of tumorous growth or arteritis. Here we report two cases of a giant median nerve in the setting of carpal tunnel syndrome. One patient reported classic sensor...