Charcot Arthropathy of the Spine With Resulting Paraparesis Developing During Pregnancy in a Patient With Congenital Insensitivity to Pain: A Case Report

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Abstract

This is a report of a 17-year-old female with congenital insensitivity to pain who was noted to develop significant truncal asymmetry during pregnancy. A dense paraparesis developed 10 days after delivery Charcot arthropathy of the spine had resulted in severe destructive changes of both L3 and L4 with significant canal compromise. The patient made a complete neurologic recovery after anterior decompression and stabilization of the spine.

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