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Bilateral vasculopexy of anomalous vertebral arteries causing cervicomedullary compression: case report and technical note.
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PMID:  22237850     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The authors report an extremely rare cause of cervicomedullary cord compression by anomalous ectatic vertebral arteries.
MATERIAL: A 50-year-old male patient presented with a 9 month history of progressive quadriparesis. Investigations revealed that the vertebral arteries on both sides had a mirror-like course and caused a deep indentation into the high cervical cord. Bilateral vasculopexy was done using Teflon slings. The treatment resulted in rapid recovery from symptoms.
CONCLUSIONS: Anomalous course of the vertebral artery can result in symptoms of high cervical cord compression. Vasculopexy can result in lasting cure from symptoms.
Abhidha Shah; Amit Mahore; Atul Goel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  21 Suppl 4     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-07     Completed Date:  2012-10-25     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S505-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, 400012, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Vertebral Artery / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery

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