Devastating Cause of Low Back Pain: A Case of Spinal Cord and Vertebral Body Infarction

  • Lok-Hang Yeung
    Requests for reprints should be addressed to Lok-Hang Yeung, MBChB, FRCR, Department of Radiology and Organ Imaging, United Christian Hospital, 130 Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
    Department of Radiology and Organ Imaging, United Christian Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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      A 62-year-old male presented with sudden onset low back pain and bilateral lower limb weakness while playing Mahjong continuously for an hour. There was no history of trauma. He was a chronic smoker with hypertension and hypercholesterolemia but was not on any regular medication. He had no known family history of neurological or autoimmune disease.
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