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Table 2 Demographics and Clinical Characteristics of other cases

From: A case report: white cord syndrome following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment

CaseAge/SexDiagnosisTreatmentSymptom after first operationTreatment after first operationFinal outcome
Chin et al.59 / MaleCSMACDF C4–5, C5–6Incomplete tetraplegia1. High-dose steroid protocol
2. C5 corpectomy
Left finger flexion 3/5
Left finger extension and interossei 4/5
Left hip abduction 5−/5
Left quadriceps and hamstring 4/5
Left other muscle groups 2/5
Right lower limb 5/5
Giammalva et al.64 / MaleCSMACDF C3–4, C5–6Tetraparesis1.High dose steroid protocolRight hand prehension 3/5
Right arm flexion 2/5
Both leg flexion 2/5
Antwi et al.68 / MaleCSMPCDF C3–7Hemiparesis (Left)1. High-dose steroid protocolLeft wrist flexion 3/5
Left wrist extension 4+/5
Left elbow flexion 4+/5
Left elbow extension 4+/5
Left hip flexion 2+/5
Left knee extesion 4/5
Left ankle dorsiflexion 1/5
Left ankle plantar flexion 2/5
Our case49 / FemaleCSRACDF C6–7Paraplegia1. High-dose steroid protocol
2. Laminoplasty C4–5–6-7
Both lower limb full strength
  1. aCSM Cervical spondylotic myelopathy, CSR Cervical spondylotic radiculopathy, ACDF Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, PCDF Posterior cervical decompression and fusion