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5 Possible Causes for Cape-like Loss of Pain and Temperature Sensation

  • Syringomyelia

    The disorder generally leads to a cape-like loss of pain and temperature sensation along the back and arms. Each patient experiences a different combination of symptoms.[urmc.rochester.edu] loss of pain and temperature sensation along the back and arms, known as a ‘suspended sensory level’ 2, 4 disproportionately greater bilateral motor impairment in upper compared[radiopaedia.org] Syringomyelia may also cause a loss of the ability to feel extremes of hot or cold, especially in the hands.[urmc.rochester.edu]

  • Syringobulbia

    The disorder generally leads to a cape-like loss of pain and temperature sensation along the back and arms. Each patient experiences a different combination of symptoms.[icd.codes] Syringomyelia may also cause loss of extreme temperature sensation, particularly in the hands, and a cape-like loss of pain and temperature sensation along the back and arms[patient.info] Syringomyelia may also cause a loss of the ability to feel extremes of hot or cold, especially in the hands.[icd.codes]

  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation Type 2

    With type-I, they'll likely give you a teenager / young adult with the typical bilateral loss of temperature/pain sensation in a cape-like distribution.[forums.studentdoctor.net] Cutting to the chase though, the way the USMLE will test this: If it's type-II, they'll practically always tell/show you there's the myelomeningocoele, and the patient will likely[forums.studentdoctor.net]

  • Horner's Syndrome

    Dissociated sensory loss: lost pain and temperature sensation, but preserved light touch, vibration and proprioception Cape-like distribution of pain Hand weakness Bowel and[derangedphysiology.com] […] involving primarily pain and temperature senses in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve Syringomyelia Bilateral signs![derangedphysiology.com] […] of the 5th nerve, the 4th nerve and the 3rd nerve) Syringobulbia Dysphagia Nystagmus Pharyngeal and palatal weakness Asymmetric weakness and atrophy of the tongue Sensory loss[derangedphysiology.com]

  • Spinal Cord Compression

    […] of vibration, proprioception and fine touch; 3- loss of pain/temperature sensation Central cord syndrome usually caused by a hyperflexion/hyperextension injury to an already[dundeemedstudentnotes.wordpress.com] […] stenotic neck Predominantly distal upper limb weakness; cape-like spinothalamic sensory loss (lower limb power and dorsal column sensation preserved) NB that weakness is[dundeemedstudentnotes.wordpress.com] […] ipsilateral dorsal column tracts (fine touch/proprioception/reflexes) and contralateral spinothalamic tract *- side of lesion; 1- hypotonic paralysis; 2- spastic paralysis and loss[dundeemedstudentnotes.wordpress.com]

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