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April 1979

Conus Medullaris Syndrome Following Multiple Intrathecal Corticosteroid Injections

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, USAF Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Dr Cohen is now in private practice in Jamestown, NY.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(4):228-230. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500400082014

• Few serious complications have been associated with the intrathecal administration of corticosteroids in the treatment of lumbar radiculopathy. This case of conus medullaris syndrome, which occurred coincident with multiple intrathecal steroid injections, suggests a more cautious approach to the treatment of benign disease by this method.