SPINAL LOCALISATIONS AS INDICATED BY SPINAL INJURIES

WILLIAM THORBURN
1888 Brain  
published a series of nine cases of injury to the cervical region of the spinal cord, observed during the previous eighteen months in the Manchester Royal Infirmary, and was able to draw therefrom certain conclusions, which would appear to be of interest from the points of view both of physiology and of pathology. Since then I have had a further series of ten cases, which enable me to confirm and to extend the results then arrived at, and which I now bring forward as illustrating more
more » ... ting more especially the arrangement of the various nuclei situated in the brachial enlargement of the spinal cord. I have again to thank the Infirmary staff for permission to use these cases. They consist of seven fatal instances of fracturedislocation, one of dislocation, which was cured by early reduction, and two of haemorrhage into the spinal cord. My primary object in watching and recording them having been to ascertain more accurately than has hitherto been done the distribution of the paralysis resulting from injuries at different levels of the cord, I have arranged the first seven (fatal) cases in anatomical order, followed by the three others in which the seat of the lesion was inferential only, and have especially dwelt upon the exact distribution of the paralysis, but I have also referred to numerous other points of interest which they present. Further, this paper must be considered
doi:10.1093/brain/11.3.289 fatcat:7qecwytpwbeknbcyilxds6fyy4