Sacral insufficiency stress fracture as etiology of positional autonomic dysreflexia: Case report

J. P. Beard, W. H. Wade, D. B. Barber

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Abstract

The medical literature is replete with case reports of the syndrome known as autonomic dysreflexia. Although the majority of cases are known to be induced by either bladder or bowel distention, there does exist a small number of cases in which the inciting stimulus is more obscure. In such cases, a comprehensive medical evaluation is necessary to ensure proper identification of the source of irritation and the appropriate medical management of the patient. We present a patient with a heretofore unreported suspected etiology of autonomic dysreflexia, axial loading of a sacral stress fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalParaplegia
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Keywords

  • Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stress fracture
  • Tetraplegia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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