paraparesis


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paraparesis

[¦par·ə·pə′rē·səs]
(medicine)
Partial paralysis of the lower extremities.
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Atypical late-onset forms of Krabbe's disease may present with spastic paraparesis, ataxia, tremor, nystagmus, bulbar signs, cognitive dysfunction and less prominent peripheral nerve disturbances.
In cases where MRI images of lumbar stenosis due to thickening of the flavum ligament are inconclusive, however, paraparesis has occurred due to neurogenic claudication, decompression laminectomy surgery is the preferred treatment strategy.
The combined single-sitting, 2-stage posterior microsurgical approach via hemilaminectomy followed by thoracoscopic resection is a safe, time-saving, stable, and conformable surgical treatment option for these lesions, resulting in excellent clinical outcome with complete resolution of deep paraparesis.
The physical examination notices left axillary enlarged lymph nodes, the presence of the laryngeal stridor, the facial hemispasm, vertigo, a decrease in visual and auditory acuity, hypotonia, hypotrophy and bradykinesia, impossible walking, the patient presenting paraparesis.
The most common clinical presentation was ascending paralysis (66.35%), followed by tingling sensation with weakness in 65.4% of the patients, while 18.09% of the patients reported simultaneous upper and lower limb weakness and, 15.63% of the patients presented with paraparesis. About 38.1% presented with some kind of cranial nerves involvement, 87.4% of the patients presented with absent reflexes, 9.7% presented with depressed reflexes, while 2.8% had hyperreflexia.
Eun, "Idiopathic spontaneous spinal subdural hematoma causing transient paraparesis: Case report with a review of the literature," Neurosurgery Quarterly, vol.
Functional scoring demonstrated that the onset of disease symptoms (absent righting, score = 3) was observed in the vehicle-treated rats at 3 days pi, and the symptoms peaked at 1 week pi (severe paraparesis, score = 7, Figure 1(a)) and remained until 2 weeks pi.
Distal RTA leading to hypokalemia is usually a late manifestation; however, many case reports exist in which paralysis (paraparesis or quadriparesis) is the presenting feature of Sjogren's syndrome (SS) (9-11).
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is the most common cause of non-traumatic paraparesis and tetraparesis.
In our previous case reports [16, 17], we evaluated the safety and effectiveness of G-CSF in a patient with tetraplegia caused by a cervical hyperextension injury and in a patient with spastic paraparesis due to kyphoscoliosis.