Acute paraplegia in a preterm infant with cerebral sinovenous thrombosis

J. Hobbs, Aylin Tekes, J. Klein, M. Lemmon, Ryan Felling, Raul Chavez-Valdez

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)460-462
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2015

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Intracranial Thrombosis
Paraplegia
Premature Infants
Spinal Cord
Infarction
Heart Arrest
Neuroimaging
Gestational Age
Wounds and Injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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