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November 29, 1976

Hemiparesis in Cervical Spondylosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Drs Wallack and Ng); and the Division of Neurosurgery, Watts Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (Dr Lockhart).

JAMA. 1976;236(22):2524-2525. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270230046030

Two patients with hemiparesis were thought to have intracranial sions. Cervical spondylosis was discovered, and the condition of both patients improved after laminectomy. Although it has been rarely emphasized in the past, cervical spondylosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hemiparesis.

(JAMA 236:2524-2525, 1976)