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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 6 ( 2015 ) > List of Articles


Post-operative quadriplegia as the initial manifestation of tumefactive multiple sclerosis

Behzad Maghsoudi, Hossein Haddad, Pooya Vatankhah, Alireza Rasekhi, Abbas Rahimi Jaberi

Keywords : Multiple sclerosis, postoperation, quadriplegia, tumefactive

Citation Information : Maghsoudi B, Haddad H, Vatankhah P, Rasekhi A, Jaberi AR. Post-operative quadriplegia as the initial manifestation of tumefactive multiple sclerosis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (6):359-361.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.158281

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Post-operative quadriplegia is a rarely encountered complication and not previously reported as the initial presentation of tumefactive multiple sclerosis. We present an unusual case of a patient with such manifestation and atypical lesions on brain magnetic resonance imaging. The patient was treated with methyl prednisolone pulse therapy and showed a dramatic response. Uncommon neurologic diseases can have very unusual presentations, which should be taken into consideration when encountered with such patients. Considering this fact will help physicians in better decision-making and proper treatment planning.

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