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Ann Clin Neurophysiol > Volume 8(2); 2006 > Article
Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2006; 8(2): 193-195.
Nontraumatic Cervical Disc Herniation Mimicking Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Sa-Yoon Kang, Jay Chol Choi, and Chang Sub Lee
Copyright © 2006 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Acute paraplegia attributable to disc herniation is known to occur most frequently at the thoracic level. A 50-year-old male presented with progressive limb weakness and hypoactive deep tendon reflexes. On the basis of clinical features and neurological findings, the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome was suspected. Spinal MRI showed cervical disc herniation. He underwent emergency surgery consisting of removal of herniated disc and anterior fusion. We emphasize that there is a possibility of acute progression of paralysis secondary to nontraumatic enlargement of cervical disc herniation.
Key words: Cervical spine, Disc herniation, Paraplegia
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