A case report: Paediatric surfer's myelopathy

Rebecca Scatchard*, Joao Alves Rosa, Philippa Bowen, Alex Mortimer, Peta M. Sharples, Andrew L. Lux

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Surfer's myelopathy was first described by Thompson et al., in 2004.1 It is a rare cause of sudden spinal cord injury that occurs in the absence of direct trauma to the spinal area in novice healthy surfers. We present the case of the youngest patient we are aware of to be diagnosed with surfer's myelopathy following actual surfing. A clear aetiology for surfer's myelopathy has not previous been described. However, the hypothesis that there is ischaemia to the lower spinal cord is supported by our case, where we present the first clear angiographic evidence of the occlusion of the great anterior radicular artery of Adamkiewicz in a patient diagnosed with surfer's myelopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Paediatric Neurology
Volume22
Issue number1
Early online date7 Oct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Artery of Adamkiewicz
  • MRI
  • Paediatric
  • Spinal ischaemia
  • Surfer's myelopathy

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