Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009 , Vol 55 , Num 3
Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome: A Case Report
Banu İşleten 1 ,Cihat ÖZTÜRK 2 ,Simin Hepgüler 3
1 Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
3 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

The central cord syndrome is the most common type of the incomplete traumatic cervical cord syndromes. First described by Schneider in 1954, it is characterized by disproportionately greater motor impairment in the upper than in the lower extremities, bladder dysfunction, and varying degrees of sensory loss below the level of lesion. It has generally good prognosis for neurological and functional recovery. In this article, a 64-year-old male patient, diagnosed as central cord syndrome because of spinal cord injury is presented and discussed in the light of the relevant literature. 

Keywords : Central cord syndrome, prognosis, treatment