Anterior spinal artery syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Rajarajan


Acute quadriplegia

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Cervical and dorsal spine

MRI of the whole spine revealed long segment T2 hyperintensity extending from T1-T7 level. The hyperintense foci are seen only in the anterior spinal cord. There is also evidence of other T2 hyperintense foci in anterior medulla. The findings are consistent with ischemic changes in the territory of the anterior spinal artery.

Case Discussion

The patient is an elderly female who showed ischemic changes in the anterior spinal artery territory.

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Case information

rID: 46335
Published: 1st Jul 2016
Last edited: 2nd Apr 2021
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