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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aditya Ganti M.B.B.S. [2]


Common causes of spinal cord compression include trauma, primary or metastatic spinal tumor, intervertebral disk herniation, epidural abscess, and epidural hematoma.


Common causes of acute spinal cord compression include [1]

Less common causes are:


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  2. Kumar S, Wanchu A, Sharma A, Mukherjee K, Radotra BD, Gupta V, Singh S (2010). "Spinal cord compression caused by anaplastic large cell lymphoma in an HIV infected individual". J Cancer Res Ther. 6 (3): 376–8. doi:10.4103/0973-1482.73358. PMID 21119283.
  3. Castel E, Lazennec JY, Chiras J, Enkaoua E, Saillant G (1999). "Acute spinal cord compression due to intraspinal bleeding from a vertebral hemangioma: two case-reports". Eur Spine J. 8 (3): 244–8. PMC 3611171. PMID 10413354.
  4. Templin CR, Stambough JB, Stambough JL (2004). "Acute spinal cord compression caused by vertebral hemangioma". Spine J. 4 (5): 595–600. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2003.08.034. PMID 15363434.

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