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What is Anterior spinal artery stroke?

What is Anterior spinal artery stroke?

  • Anterior spinal artery stroke: An interruption to the blood supply in the anterior spinal artery which affects sensation, motor control and bowel control. The symptoms may improve to varying degrees once the blood supply returns to normal. The severity of the disorder depends on the exact location of the defect and how long it persists for.

Anterior spinal artery stroke is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Anterior spinal artery stroke, or a subtype of Anterior spinal artery stroke, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Anterior spinal artery stroke: Introduction

Types of Anterior spinal artery stroke:

Broader types of Anterior spinal artery stroke:

What causes Anterior spinal artery stroke?

Causes of Anterior spinal artery stroke: see causes of Anterior spinal artery stroke

What are the symptoms of Anterior spinal artery stroke?

Symptoms of Anterior spinal artery stroke: see symptoms of Anterior spinal artery stroke

Anterior spinal artery stroke: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Anterior spinal artery stroke.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Anterior spinal artery stroke.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Anterior spinal artery stroke: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Anterior spinal artery stroke.
Treatments for Anterior spinal artery stroke: see treatments for Anterior spinal artery stroke

Name of Anterior spinal artery stroke

Main name of condition: Anterior spinal artery stroke

 

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