View Full Version : T10 of the spinal cord
12-04-2008, 01:55 PM
I was hoping that someone might be ale to help me. I have searched on the internet but cannot find a comprehensive answer, what i need to know is what would the main neurological consequences be if the right half of the spinal cord was completely severed at T10?
Thank you very much for you time,
12-04-2008, 02:07 PM
There is plenty of information here. I use this site as a second source. When I work on the net for information I need at least 2 and more then not three sources. Hope you find out what your looking for.
Check this one out Source (http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=19679)
12-04-2008, 02:45 PM
This is called a hemisection of the cord. Although it is rare in the thoracic area (much more common in the cervical area) this would result in a Brown-Sequard incomplete spinal cord injury, with paralysis below the T10 level on the right side, but with left-sided loss of pain, temperature and touch sensation, and some bilateral loss of proprioception and pressure.
Are you researching a school paper or writing a novel?
12-04-2008, 03:36 PM
Thank you so much! That's so helpful, I haven't been able to find much specific information for this at all! Yeah I have to write 1500 words on it by tomorrow night, do you think what you have said will be enough for me to expand on or should I try and find some more information?
Honestly, thank you SO much!
It seems to me it would depend on the individual, as all SC injuries are unique. If half of the cord was severed, it might very well bruise beyond repair the other half, or bone chips might damage the other half, also making it a complete injury. Just a guess, but you can't predict to any certainty the outcome of a scenario like this imo.
12-04-2008, 05:21 PM
also wondering if anyone could tell me what nerves go through T10? and what part of the body T10 is specifically linked with? I've read it has something to do with the kidneys and with the abdomen muscles, is this true?
also wondering if anyone could tell me what nerves go through T10? and what part of the body T10 is specifically linked with? I've read it has something to do with the kidneys and with the abdomen muscles, is this true?T10 innervates the abdominal muscles and I believe the kidneys, I don't know what else. You can google and find out what you need, there's lots of information out there.
12-04-2008, 06:06 PM
I was hit in the back of the neck with a small spare tire on the left side.
It was bruised bad on the left side. The tire flew forward when I hit the ditch.
Anyway I might as well been hit on both sides. Neither sides work.
The only difference is the right side is slightly better off than the left.
Not much though. Like Bob said the swelling, etc ruined both sides.
12-04-2008, 06:15 PM
The sensory level of T10 is at the belly button.
Serious damage to the motor tracts at T10 would effect all the muscle below that, not just those at T10, so that would include the lower abdominal muscles, buttocks muscles, and all the muscles of the leg and foot (on the lesion side).
Brown-Sequard lesions are often used on neuro tests in school as you must be able to understand the differences in where sensory and motor nerves deccusate in the CNS to explain why you would have sensory loss on the stronger side and motor loss on side with the best sensation.
Often bowel and bladder function is intact with Brown-Sequard injuries (but not always) as bladder and bowel are innervated bilaterally. The same holds true for sexual function although it may be somewhat impaired by the loss of sensation.
The kidney may be innervated for sensation at T10 (as is the uterus in women), but kidney FUNCTION is not effected by SCI. Production of urine is largely controlled by blood pressure and hormones that are excreted by the brain, and not by nerve input. When you get a kidney transplant, they do not reconnect the nerves, but it still works just fine (unless rejected).
12-04-2008, 06:47 PM
excellent, so what would be the difference between having just the right side severed and having both sides severed?
thanks again, such help!
12-04-2008, 06:58 PM
If both sides were "severed" (complete injury, ASIA A), the person would have no sensation or movement below the T10 level.
Keep in mind that at this level the bones for T10 are different from the T10 cord level, and not exactly aligned together.
12-05-2008, 07:36 AM
Ok excellent thanks again. So does the off alignment play an extra role in this type of brown sequard? i'm sort of running out of things to say in my assignment now. is there anything relevant that you can think of that i could still add?
12-05-2008, 09:01 AM
It makes a difference if you are talking about a T10 fracture of the spine or a T10 neurological lesion (spinal cord injury).
You need to buck up, do some actual research on your own, read your texts, hit the library, and complete your assignment. Getting others to do this work for you on-line is not doing that.