Basema (Bahrain)- Spinal Cord Injury After Astrocytoma Excision (Female,55 years old)- 2011

SCI-Bahrain-BasemaBasema is a Bahrain 55 years old female patient suffering from spinal cord injury after astrocytoma excision of C2-C7 spinal cord. She was admitted to our hospital for the chief complaint of movement dysfunction of 4 limbs and sensation disorder over 15 years after astrocytoma excision of C2-C7 spinal cord. She was diagnosed as astrocytoma of C2-C7 spinal cord in October, 1992, then was given astrocytoma excision partly after performing thorough examinations. She received 2nd tumor excision in local hospital in 1993, then received tumor complete excision in local hospital in June, 1996. She could not walk, could stand by assistant but unstably post-operation. From then on, she kept receiving the physical rehabilitation exercises and nerve nutrition therapy.

She received 1st round stem cell treatment including 4 stem cell injections via lumbar puncture with satisfied improvements on November 4, 2011.

She received 2nd round stem cell treatment including 4 stem cell injections via lumbar puncture with good efficacy on August 2, 2013.

Before the stem cell treatment:
- The muscular tension of her limbs was higher than normal;
- The muscle strength of her waist and limbs was weak, she could not walk, could stand by assistant but unstably;
- The sensation beneath injury segment was lost.
- She suffered from incontinence of urination and bowl movement.

After the stem cell treatment:
- The muscular tension of her limbs is normal;
- The muscle strength of her waist and limbs is improved obviously, she can stand by herself stably, she can walk for a longer period by assistant;
- The sensation level is lowered obviously;
- She can perceive and control her urination and bowl movement much better.

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