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BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.09.2008.0969
  • Rare disease

Spinal claudication due to myxopapillary ependymoma

  1. S Stacpoole,
  2. C McGuigan,
  3. S L Rahul Phadke,
  4. J Stevens,
  5. D Choi,
  6. R Kapoor
  1. National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurology, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK
  1. sstacpoole{at}doctors.net.uk
  • Published 2 February 2009

Summary

Spinal, also called neurogenic, claudication is common, and in the elderly it is almost invariably caused by degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. There are, however, a few rare but important other causes that should be considered, as in this case.

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: None.

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