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Rare Diseases and Syndromes of the Spinal Cord


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Congenital and Familial Causes of Myelopathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ibrahim M. Eltorai
      Pages 13-16
    3. Ibrahim M. Eltorai
      Pages 17-18
    4. Ibrahim M. Eltorai
      Pages 19-20
    5. Ibrahim M. Eltorai
      Pages 21-23
    6. Ibrahim M. Eltorai
      Pages 25-26
    7. Ibrahim M. Eltorai
      Pages 27-29
    8. Ibrahim M. Eltorai
      Pages 31-32
    9. Ibrahim M. Eltorai
      Pages 39-40
    10. Ibrahim M. Eltorai
      Pages 47-49
    11. Ibrahim M. Eltorai
      Pages 53-54

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of rare diseases and syndromes of the spinal cord, collected over the past forty years from all the world's literature. Each chapter in this volume is organized in the same easy-to-follow format, comprising definitions, incidence, etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, prognosis, and references. 

This book is aimed at medical students, residents, fellows, and junior attendings in spinal cord medicine, physical medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology, emergency medicine, infectious disease, neurology, genetics, vascular surgery, and endocrinology, along with the numerous allied fields of physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, and biomedical researchers.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Health Care GroupThe Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare Systemcare SystemLong BeachUSA

About the authors

Born in Manzala, Egypt in 1920, Ibrahim M. Eltorai gained his medical degree in 1944, at Cairo University affiliated with London University. He completed his residency in General and Pediatric Surgery and Anesthesia and fellowship in Neurosurgery at Cairo University Hospitals. He then worked in Europe as an Assistant Surgeon in Cardiovascular Surgery before returning to Cairo as an Associate Professor, then professor of Surgery. He then moved to the US, where he held several positions at Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Long Beach, California, including Chief of the Spinal Cord Injury Service.

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