Effective diagnosis of spinal cord compression using telemedicine

Br J Neurosurg. 2000 Dec;14(6):552-4. doi: 10.1080/02688690020005572.


We report the case of a man with an acute cervical cord lesion which was diagnosed after a teleconsultation with a neurologist at a distant neurological centre. We show that the ability to assess patients clinically using real-time videolinks is also of use in detecting those patients who would benefit from specialist neurosurgical intervention, but who might otherwise be denied it because of their location.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Northern Ireland
  • Remote Consultation*
  • Spinal Cord Compression / diagnosis*