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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1989;13(1):4.
Acute Transverse Myelopathy Associated with Body Position
Yoon Kyoo Kang, M.D., Yong Hyun Nam, M.D.*, Hee Kyu Kwon, M.D. , Chung Hie Oh, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, *Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Shu Wha Orthopedic Clinic
자세와 관련되어 발생된 급성횡위척수병증
강윤규, 남용현, 권희규, 오정희
고려대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

The syndrome of acute transverse myelopathy (ATM) has been described in the medical literatures for decades. ATM is a well known clinical entity, but little is known about it's etiology and epidemiological characteristics. Presently, the literature postulates viral infections, vascular disease, multiple sclerosis and malignancy as possible etiologic factors.

We have seen three cases of ATM since 1986. All three patients described unusual stressuful body posturing immediately preceding the onset of neurologic deficit. In our presentation we wish to focus on vascular compromise associated with stressful body positioning as another possible etiology for ATM.

Key Words: Vascular compromise, Acute transverse myelopathy, Body posturing, Vascular compromise


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