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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2016 May;34(2):145-149. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.17340/jkna.2016.2.11
Baik M , Jeong SH , Lee W , Kim KH , Shin HY , Kim SM .
Department of Neurology, Yonsei University Colloge of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hayshin@yuhs.ac
Abstract

Surfer's myelopathy is a rare nontraumatic spinal cord disorder associated with surfing. This study reports three patients with surfer's myelopathy. All patients were young males who were previously healthy and first-time surfers at the onset of their symptoms. They developed the symptoms while surfing or shortly thereafter, presenting with lower back pain followed by an acute myelopathy. Spine magnetic resonance imaging showed T2 hyperintense cord lesion. Since the number of surfers is increasing in Korea, awareness of surfer's myelopathy is necessary for early recognition and proper management.

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