Lesión a la médula espinal

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Lesión a la médula espinal

Una lesión grave de la médula espinal con frecuencia causa pérdida de la sensibilidad y parálisis, la pérdida del movimiento y control voluntario sobre los músculos en el cuerpo. Esta lesión causa también pérdida del funcionamiento de los reflejos por debajo del punto en que una lesión interrumpe las funciones corporales, como la respiración, el control de las evacuaciones y el control vesical. En el caso de lesión espinal, la atención médica oportuna puede ayudar a minimizar el daño posterior a la médula espinal.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/02/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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