This web log is a search for more information about myelomalacia. It is not an easy search.
Myelomalacia is a softening of the spinal cord. In the context of veterinary medicine. Myelomalacia is described as a morbid softening or necrosis of the spinal cord (also referred to as encephalomalacia) where there is a gradual onset of paresis or paralysis. These two definitions are not different in any significant way.
References for these two definitions have been lost.
12 August 2011 Update: It’s unfortunate that the links to the two definitions above were lost. They were in reference to veterinary medicine, but they were the best fit for my symptoms that I had found up to that point. Since then, and in the future, I am copying any pertinent information for this blog as a quote with a reference to the link (where possible) where the original information MIGHT be found. Sorry for this inconvenience.