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Case report of infarction in the region of the posterior spinal arteries.
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PMID:  6526066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spinal cord infarction in the region of the posterior spinal arteries is reported in a 62-year-old woman. The softening was restricted to the lumbosacral region involving two segments. Sectioning the affected and adjacent segments serially no occlusion was found in the posterior spinal arteries. Besides the circumscribed infarction the microscopic picture of the spinal cord was characteristic of vascular myelopathy. The underlying disorders of the previously reported cases and the predisposing factors contributing to the development of infarction are discussed. It is concluded that an insufficient anastomotic network plays the essential role in the pathogenesis of the spinal cord infarction.
K Hegedüs; I Fekete
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of psychiatry and neurological sciences     Volume:  234     ISSN:  0175-758X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Psychiatry Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-22     Completed Date:  1985-03-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411522     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Psychiatry Neurol Sci     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / pathology
Hypertension / complications
Infarction / diagnosis*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Muscle Hypotonia / etiology
Paraplegia / etiology
Spinal Cord / blood supply*,  pathology
Veins / pathology

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