Spinal cord ischemia

Discussion:

This case shows an example of acute spinal cord ischaema resulting as a complication of aortic dissection. The spinal cord is involved in up to 10 % of the cases of aortic dissection, particularly those involving the descending aorta. This is due to occlusion of the intercostal arteries, artery of Adamkiewicz, or thoracic radicular artery.

 

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