Myelopathy covers the areas of the brain stem and spinal cord dysfunction. The spinal cord and nerves control strength, sensation, bladder function, autonomic function. Many different symptoms can result from myelopathy, including weakness, numbness, pain, spasticity, urinary retention, urinary incontinence, constipation or bowel incontinence.
Please refer to the individual symptoms that are grouped under the myelopathy category for more specific information.
Sources: Superficial siderosis is a rare neurologic disease characterized by progressive sensorineural hearing loss, cerebellar ataxia, pyramidal signs, and neuroimaging findings revealing hemosiderin deposits in the spinal and cranial leptomeninges and subpial layer. The disease progresses slowly, and patients may present with mild cognitive impairment, nystagmus, dysmetria, spasticity, dysdiadochokinesia, dysarthria, hyperreflexia, and Babinski signs. Additional features reported include dementia, urinary incontinence, anosmia, ageusia, and anisocoria. Superficial siderosis MedGen UID: 831707 •Concept ID: CN226971 •Finding Orphanet: ORPHA247245