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Cervical Myelopathy Caused by Bilateral Fibrosis of the Dorsal Root Ganglion in a Patient Who Had Rheumatoid Arthritis. A Case Report*
BENJAMIN A. GOLDBERG, M.D.†; MARK W. MAFFET, M.D.†; J. CLAY GOODMAN, M.D.†, HOUSTON, TEXAS
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Investigation performed at The Methodist Hospital, Houston
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1997 Jul 01;79(7):1069-72
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The cervical spine is frequently involved in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis. The prevalence of involvement of the cervical spine has varied among studies and according to the criteria used to define involvement. Garrod reported that 178 (35.6 per cent) of 500 patients had involvement of the cervical spine, whereas Pellicci et al. reported that forty-six (43 per cent) of 106 patients had such involvement. Conlon et al., using broader criteria for involvement, found a prevalence of 88.6 per cent (295 of 333 patients).
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