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Spinal cord syndromes.
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PMID:  22377894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Spinal cord infarction is much rarer than cerebral stroke, but its early recognition is important as it may signify serious aortic conditions. The most frequent type is anterior spinal artery syndrome, presenting with bilateral weakness (usually paraparesis), impairment of spinothalamic sensation and preservation of deep sensation. Depending on its level, it may present with respiratory dysfunction. More rarely, posterior infarcts sparing spinothalamic sensation but involving lemniscal sensation may be encountered. Unilateral, central or transverse infarction may also be seen probably on account of different mechanisms. Other rarer forms of spinal ischemia also include spinal TIAs, venous infarction, fibrocartilaginous embolism and decompression sickness.
Jan Novy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers of neurology and neuroscience     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1662-2804     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Neurol Neurosci     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101274949     Medline TA:  Front Neurol Neurosci     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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