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Anterior spinal artery syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  707036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three patients are presented, each showing clinical and electrophysiological findings indicative of the anterior spinal artery syndrome: sudden onset of nonprogressive weakness and spasticity of one or both legs, associated in one patient with pain and in all three patients with selective impairment of temperature sensation, radiological evidence of aortic calcification, normal sensory and motor conduction velocities and normal amplitude of sensory potentials, but diminished amplitude of evoked motor responses. Electromyography showed widespread fibrillation in muscles of the leg in two patients and evidence of marked loss of motor units in all three patients.
B O'Moore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0001-6314     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  1978 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-20     Completed Date:  1978-12-20     Revised Date:  2006-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials
Aorta / pathology
Arterial Occlusive Diseases*
Evoked Potentials
Leg / innervation
Middle Aged
Muscles / physiopathology
Neural Conduction
Paresthesia* / physiopathology,  radiography
Spinal Cord / blood supply*
Spinal Cord Diseases*
Spinal Nerve Roots

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