CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · IJNS 2019; 08(02): 127-129
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1694851
Short Communication
Neurological Surgeons' Society of India

Acute Monoplegia Due to Spinal Injury

Gyani Jail Singh Birua
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Central Referral Hospital/Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, 5th Mile, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim, India
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Publication History

Received: 06 July 2018

Accepted: 06 September 2018

Publication Date:
27 August 2019 (online)



Monoplegia due to spinal cord infarction, spinal epidural anesthesia, and epidural blood patch have been reported. Monoplegia due to cervical cord injuries is rare, and monoplegia of upper extremity is even rarer. The authors present a case of a 33-year-old woman, who fell from a two-storey building and developed monoplegia of right upper extremity. Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine reveals long-segment T2W hyperintensity (C3–C7) with involvement of the right hemicord at C4–C5 level.