Disease Information for Anterior spinal artery syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Leg/lower extremity pains
Babinski's upgoing toes/bilateral
Early flaccid paraplegia late spastic paraplegia/sign
Flaccid paralysis/legs
Myeloradiculopathy presentation/signs
Paralysis
Sensory cord level/preserved position/vibration sense
Spinal cord level lesion/signs
Weak lower extremities
Acute Back Pain
Back Pain
Back Pain on Percussion/Spine
Back Pain Visceral
Back pain/relentless
Back/Spine/Axial Pain
Backache
Spine pain/vertebral skeletal pain
Acutely ill patient/signs
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Arteriosclerosis
Patient/Arteriosclerosis/lower extremities
Population Group
Population/Previously well
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
EMG/Denervation potentials
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Acute compression myelopathy/syndrome
Myelitis, transverse
Associated Disease & Complications
Paraplegia
Acute Urinary Retention
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Arteriosclerosis/vascular/venous (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Anterior spinal artery occlusion syndrome, Anterior spinal artery occlusion syndrome (disorder), Anterior spinal artery syndrome, BECK SYNDROME, Beck's syndrome, syndrome anterior spinal artery, Ventral medullary syndrome, Syn/Anterior Cord Syndrome, Synonym/Beck syndrome
Definition

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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