Acute paraplegia in a preterm infant with cerebral sinovenous thrombosis

J. Hobbs, A. Tekes, J. Klein, M. Lemmon, R. J. Felling, R. Chavez-Valdez

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We report the case of a 1-month old, 28-week gestational age infant who presented with acute paraplegia after cardiopulmonary arrest. Later imaging confirms cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) and a suspected infarction in the conus medullaris of the spinal cord. A prothrombotic state may explain the numerous areas of infarction visualized on neuroimaging. To our knowledge this is the first case report of acute and persistent paraplegia in an infant with CSVT and conus medullaris injury, which may be due to venous infarction of the spinal cord.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)460-462
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 28 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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