Medullar Infarcts of the Posterior Cervical Spinal area - Jo
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Medullar infarcts are rare and are responsible for various neurological deficits that may consist of severe paraplegia or quadriplegia. The incidence of medullar infarction is very low compared to that of cerebral infarcts. Its prevalence is estimated to 6% of all acute myelopathies and only 1% to 2% of neurovascular pathologies. The magnetic resonance imaging is the best exam to exclude other causes of acute spinal cord syndromes and to visualize infarct. The causes of medullar ischemia are as numerous as those of cerebral ischemia, and it is common not to find any. The symptoms may be transient or permanent. We report here a case of cervical medullar infarct observed in a patient hospitalized in the neurology department of the University Hospital of Cocody, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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