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Anterior spinal artery stroke

Anterior spinal artery stroke: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Anterior spinal artery stroke is available below.

Symptoms of Anterior spinal artery stroke

Treatments for Anterior spinal artery stroke

  • Management of stroke depends upon the extent of the stroke and the degree of recovery that the patient has, as well as the other health problems and disabilities that the patient may suffer from. Treatments include:
    • Acute stroke management
      • Admission to hospital
      • Care in a specialised stroke unit if possible
      • Urgent imaging - CT/MRI
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Anterior spinal artery stroke

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Anterior spinal artery stroke: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Anterior spinal artery stroke

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Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the more »

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Anterior spinal artery stroke: Rare Types

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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)

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More information about Anterior spinal artery stroke

  1. Anterior spinal artery stroke: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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