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What is Anterior spinal artery syndrome?

What is Anterior spinal artery syndrome?

  • Anterior spinal artery syndrome: Neurological symptoms caused by the blockage of the anterior spinal artery. The blockage may be caused by such things as trauma, cancer, thrombosis and arterial disease. Symptoms are determined by the exact location of the blockage.
  • Anterior spinal artery syndrome: Ischemia or infarction of the spinal cord in the distribution of the anterior spinal artery, which supplies the ventral two-thirds of the spinal cord. This condition is usually associated with ATHEROSCLEROSIS of the aorta and may result from dissection of an AORTIC ANEURYSM or rarely dissection of the anterior spinal artery. Clinical features include weakness and loss of pain and temperature sensation below the level of injury, with relative sparing of position and vibratory sensation. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1249-50)
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Anterior spinal artery syndrome: Introduction

Types of Anterior spinal artery syndrome:

Broader types of Anterior spinal artery syndrome:

How serious is Anterior spinal artery syndrome?

Complications of Anterior spinal artery syndrome: see complications of Anterior spinal artery syndrome

What causes Anterior spinal artery syndrome?

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

What are the symptoms of Anterior spinal artery syndrome?

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

Complications of Anterior spinal artery syndrome: see complications of Anterior spinal artery syndrome

Anterior spinal artery syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Anterior spinal artery syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Anterior spinal artery syndrome.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Anterior spinal artery syndrome

Main name of condition: Anterior spinal artery syndrome

Other names or spellings for Anterior spinal artery syndrome:

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