Medical News Summary: Misdiagnosed spinal cyst leads to paraplegia


About: Misdiagnosed spinal cyst leads to paraplegia
Date: 5 May 2004
Source: The Australian
Author: Lauren Ahwan
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by The Australian): In 1975 an Adelaide woman was diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis after complaining of back pain. In the late 1980ís she became confined to a wheelchair. It wasnít until 1997 that an MRI confirmed a spinal cyst. The woman was awarded a $3.2m payout for the misdiagnosis.
Related Disease Topics: Spinal Cyst, Multiple sclerosis

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