II. Pathophysiology

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III. Causes

IV. Signs

  1. Complete loss of motor, Sensation and autonomic function below the level of lesion

V. Complications

  1. Spinal Shock
  2. Neurogenic Shock (Sympathetic Nerve injury)
  3. Respiratory Failure due to diaphragmatic denervation (injury above levels C3-5)

VI. Prognosis

  1. Poor rehabilitation potential for functional improvement of the affected levels

VII. References

  1. Decker in Chorley and Bachur (2014) Overview of Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries..., UpToDate, Wolters-Kluwer
  2. Wagner (1997) Emerg Med Clin North Am 15:699-711 [PubMed]

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