Posterior cord syndrome

Posterior cord syndrome (also known as posterior spinal artery syndrome) is a rare syndrome associated with spinal cord injury. It is caused due to a lesion in the posterior column of spinal cord or occlusion of the posterior spinal artery.

The syndrome is clinically characterized by isolated loss of proprioception and vibratory sensation. As the posterior arteries are paired, it is common for only one side of the cord to be involved. 

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rID: 31246
Section: Syndromes
Tag: pm
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Posterior spinal artery syndrome

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