Myelopathy in mucopolysaccharidosis type II (Hunter syndrome)

Clarence E. Ballenger, Thomas R. Swift, Robert T. Leshner, Taher A. El Gammal, Thomas F. McDonald

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A 24‐Year‐old man with Hunter syndrome had spastic quadriparesis due to impingement of thickened meninges upon the cervical spinal cord. Tracheal narrowing due to submucosal deposits (presumably mucopolysaccharide) produced serious ventilatory complications during induction of anesthesia and necessitated tracheostomy before surgical decompression of the spinal cord could be attempted. Recognition of compressive myelopathy and tracheal compromise as late complications of Hunter syndrome may promote early therapy and prevent respiratory catastrophe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-385
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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