However, a more aggressive approach is required when a patient has progressive neurologic deficits. 2 View/Print Table TABLE 2 Conditions Making Spinal Pathology Difficult
This procedure removes a sample of cerebrospinal fluid, which is tested for abnormal cells that may suggest the presence of a spinal cord tumor. Biopsy.
[…] to Evaluate and Diagnose Mental illness, retardation or dementia Severe, disabling pain Moderate to severe polyneuropathy (e.g., in diabetes, alcoholism, etc.) that may mask