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RARE SYMPTOMS IN PATIENTS WITH SPINAL CORD TUMOURS

G. Kyuchukov, N. Obreshkov

Abstract

The authors describe some rare symptoms in patients with spinal cord tumours among 1467 cases. Papilloedema was found in 17 patients, the tumours being found throughout the whole length of the spinal cord. All cases presented with increased protein content in lumbar and suboccipital CSF. Three patients suffered from subarachnoidal haemorrhage as an initial symptom of the disease. All of them had vascular tumours in the thoracic region. Among the other rare symptoms isolated sexual disturbances were found in 47 patients, problems with intestinal motility - in 2, and damage of cranial nerves - in 9. The authors discuss the existing current theories for explanation of the appearance of these symptoms.


Keywords

Spinal cord tumours; raised intracranial pressure; papilloedema; sexual disturbances; cranial nerve damage; diagnosis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v30i0.2846

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