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At the level of the lesion, there will be flaccid paralysis of the muscles supplied by the nerve of that level since lower motor neurons are affected at the level of the lesion. The lesion to fasciculus gracilis or fasciculus cuneatus dorsal column results in ipsilateral loss of vibration and proprioception position sense as well as loss of all sensation of fine touch. The loss of the spinothalamic tract leads to pain and temperature sensation being lost from the contralateral side beginning one or two segments below the lesion. In addition if the lesion occurs above T1 of the spinal cord it will produce ipsilateral horner's syndrome with involvement of the oculosympathetic pathway. Diagnosis[ edit ] Magnetic resonance imaging MRI is the imaging of choice in spinal cord lesions. It is diagnosed by finding motor muscle paralysis on the same ipsilateral side as the lesion and deficits in pain and temperature sensation on the opposite contralateral side.
This is a result of a lesion affecting the dorsal column-medial lemniscus tract , well localized deep touch, conscious proprioception, vibration, pressure and 2-point discrimination, and the corticospinal tract , which carries motor fibers. On the contralateral opposite side of the lesion, there will be a loss of pain and temperature sensation and crude touch 1 or 2 segments below the level of the lesion via the Spinothalamic Tract of the Anterolateral System.
Bilateral both sides ataxia may also occur if the ventral spinocerebellar tract and dorsal spinocerebellar tract are affected. Crude touch, pain and temperature fibers are carried in the spinothalamic tract.
These fibers decussate at the level of the spinal cord.
Therefore, a hemi-section lesion to the spinal cord will demonstrate loss of these modalities on the contralateral side of the lesion, while preserving them on the ipsilateral side. Upon touching this side, the patient will not be able to localize where they were touched, only that they were touched. This is because fine touch fibers are carried in the dorsal column-medial lemniscus pathway.
The fibers in this pathway decussate at the level of the medulla.
Therefore, a hemi-section lesion of the spinal cord will demonstrate loss of fine touch on ipsilateral side preserved on the contralateral side and crude touch destruction of the decussated spinothalamic fibers from the contralateral side on the contralateral side. My colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth University have graciously answered my ques- tions and supported my endeavors.
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