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Thoracic spondylosis presenting with spastic paraparesis.
  1. J. S. Chana,
  2. F. Afshar
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK.


    Spondylotic change of the spine is common in the cervical and lumbar regions and may present with compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots. Myelopathy due to degenerative disease in the thoracic spine is exceptional. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature and these reports have described disease in the lower four thoracic segments. We report a case of paraparesis caused by degenerative disease in the upper thoracic spine which has not previously been described.

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