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February 1975

Myelopathy Associated With Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Neurology Section and Department of Pharmacology, Loma Linda (Calif) University School of Medicine; and Neurology Division, Riverside (Calif) General Hospital (Dr. Peterson); Department of Medicine. Riverside General Hospital (Drs. Bacchus and Seaich); and Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (Dr. Bacchus); and departments of pediatrics and medicine, the John F. Kennedy Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore (Dr. Kelly).

Arch Neurol. 1975;32(2):127-129. doi:10.1001/archneur.1975.00490440077013

Myelopathy due to compression of the cervical spinal cord by thickened dura developed in a patient with Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome. During the last trimester of pregnancy there was severe neurological deterioration with spastic quadriparesis and impairment of sphincter function. Two months after delivery there had been no improvement, so a cervical laminectomy and longitudinal splitting of the dura from C-5 to the foramen magnum was done. Good return of function resulted.

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