Incidence and characteristics of spinal decompression surgery after the onset of symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Immunotherapy
  • Neuroimmunomodulation
  • Parkinson Disease
  • T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory

abstract

  • A small but significant number of patients with unrecognized ALS undergo spinal surgery that in retrospect may be inappropriate. The possibility of ALS must be considered in the evaluation of patients with weakness even in the presence of radiographic evidence of spondylosis and nerve root or spinal cord impingement.

publication date

  • November 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/01.NEU.0000180028.64385.d3

PubMed ID

  • 16284567

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 984

end page

  • 9; discussion 984-9

volume

  • 57

number

  • 5