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Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome
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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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Anterior Spinal Artery Dissection
Dissection, Anterior Spinal Artery
Syndrome, Anterior Spinal Artery
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Spinal Cord Diseases (1966-1999)
Spinal Cord/blood supply (1968-1999)
Thrombosis/etiology (1968-1999)
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Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome Preferred
Anterior Spinal Artery Dissection Related
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