A 20-year-old woman with spinal cord injury without radiological abnormalities (SCIWORA)

Abstract

Spinal cord injury without radiological abnormalities (SCIWORA) has been defined as a direct trauma to the spinal cord, with no radiological or tomographic abnormalities, although there is a deficit, whether motor, sensory or both. (1) To establish the final diagnosis, shock, obstetrical complications, penetrating trauma to the spine and congenital malformations should be excluded. (2)