Successive generations of surgeons have been taught the importance of considering spinal disease in the differential Lesions of the dorsal spine m diagnosis of abdominal pain1 but with the passing of tabes abdominal pain before the onset dorsalis as a clinical problem and the increasing rarity of infective and this may result in an inapproprih lesions of the spine the lesson seems to require reinforcing. We It is important to bear the syndr recently managed two patients with spinal lesions who initially particularly in diabetics and childrer presented with abdominal pain leading in both cases to an inappropriate surgical exploration before the onset of cord compression revealed the true nature of the problem
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