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The Rehabilitation Outcome of Spinal Meningioma Induced Proprioception Deficit

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Author(s): Wen-Chin Tai | Ya-Ping Pong | Hsiang-Chun Yeh | Chi-Wei, Huang | Yiu-Chung Lau

Journal: Chang Gung Medical Journal
ISSN 2072-0939

Volume: 28;
Issue: 10;
Start page: 730;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: spinal meningioma | posterior column lesion | proprioception deficit | balance analysis.

ABSTRACT
Chronic non-traumatic myelopathy developed in a woman who presented symptoms ofgait ataxia, right leg motor weakness, dysesthesia and urinary difficulty. Clinical evaluationrevealed right leg weakness and global anesthesia as well as temperature, vibratory and proprioceptionsensation loss below the T-9 level and deep tendon hyperreflexia over the lowerextremities. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an extra-intramedullary meningioma at theT-9 level. Following microscopic subtotal excision of the tumor, the patient underwent satisfactoryrehabilitation programs with outstanding outcomes presented using the neurologicalscoring system, functional balance grade, postural analysis of Baropodometry screen andsingle leg standing time.

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