A 52-Year-Old Man With Progressive Weakness and Incontinence

Altintas A., ERŞEN DANYELİ A. , Bozkurt S. B. , Uysal S. P. , Akpek S., Aygun M. S. , ...More

NEUROHOSPITALIST, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/19418744211039586
  • Title of Journal : NEUROHOSPITALIST
  • Keywords: myelitis, central nervous system infections, stroke, cerebrovascular disorders, general neurology, clinical specialty, medical oncology, neurooncology, B-CELL LYMPHOMA, INTRAVASCULAR LYMPHOMA


Here we report a challenging case of a 52-year-old man presenting with subacute constipation, urinary retention, impotence, absent Achilles reflexes, and hypoesthesia in S2-S5 dermatomes. We review the clinical decision-making as the symptoms evolved and diagnostic testing changed over time. Once the diagnosis is settled, we discuss the sign and symptoms, additional diagnostic tools, treatment options and prognosis.