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Answer 5
  1. IV dexamethasone 24 mg. Treatment with high-dose corticosteroids is a mainstay of treatment for spinal cord compression and should be given as quickly as possible to prevent rapid deterioration, as seen in a subset of patients. Corticosteroids are given alone or in conjunction with other treatments, such as surgery or radiotherapy. Further imaging and surgical evaluation can take place once corticosteroids are given.

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