Spinal cord compression

What is Spinal cord compression?

Spinal cord compression meaning Pressure on the spinal cord that may be caused by a tumor, a spinal fracture, or other conditions. Spinal cord compression may cause pain, weakness, loss of feeling, paralysis, incontinence (inability to control urine or stool), or impotence (inability to have an erection of the penis).

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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