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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2013; 15(2): 59-62.
Published online December 31, 2013.
doi: https://doi.org/10.14253/kjcn.2013.15.2.59
A Case of Man-in-the-Barrel Syndrome Induced by Cervical Spinal Cord Ischemia
Byeol A Yoon1, Jong Kuk Kim1, and Dong Ho Ha2
1Departments of Neurology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
2Departments of Radiology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jong Kuk Kim ,Tel: +82-51-240-5260, Fax: +82-51-244-8338, Email: advania9@chol.com
Received October 17, 2012    Accepted December 10, 2013
Copyright © 2013 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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ABSTRACT
Man-in-the-barrel syndrome (MIBS) is a clinical syndrome of bilateral upper limb weakness with normal lower extremity function. It can be caused by various neurological conditions such as bilateral cerebral hypoperfusion, syringomyelia, motor neuron disease, or cervical myelopathies. We report a patient with MIBS after cervical spinal cord ischemia. It is postulated to be caused by ischemic insults of anterior spinal artery from repeated and prolonged neck extension.
Key words: Man-in-the-barrel syndrome, Spinal cord ischemia, Neck
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