Most common of the incomplete traumatic spinal cord syndromes characterized by motor impairment that is proportionately greater in the upper limbs than in the lower, with baldder dysfunction and a variable degree of sensory loss below the level of the cord lesion.
incomplete lesion, usually at cervical level. Usually presents with loss of hand and arm function but with some preservation of bladder, bowel and sexual function. Walking may be possible.
A lesion, occurring almost exclusively in the cervical region, that produces sacral sensory sparing and greater weakness in the upper limbs than in the lower limbs. A central cord syndrome indicates there is an injury to the central structures of the spinal cord. This is most commonly seen in older patients with cervical arthritis and may occur in the absence of spinal fracture.