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August 1932

SUBDURAL CALCIUM DEPOSIT OF THE SPINAL CORD

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(2):416-418. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240020168014
Abstract

The case reported in this communication is that of an extremely heavy calcium deposit in the subdural space of the spinal cord. A search of the literature failed to reveal a record of a similar observation.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —The patient, a white woman, aged 58, was admitted to the City Hospital, on the service of Dr. John McCabe, on May 16, 1927, because of paralysis of the legs, shooting pains and headache. She had always been well until ten years previously. At that time she became acutely ill with dizziness, vomiting, severe headache and backache. The symptoms persisted, with gradual improvement over a period of six months. For one year she remained well. Then there developed slight spasticity and shooting pains of the legs. The condition gradually progressed, and in three years she became completely helpless and bedridden. For the last two years, voluntary motion of the legs

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