Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Compression of the Spinal Cord Evaluation

The evaluation of epidural compression syndrome begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with epidural compression syndrome may include:

Testing is required to confirm the diagnosis of epidural compression syndrome.

Tests that may be used to evaluate epidural compression syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Compression of the Spinal Cord References
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