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Waters, PS,Tawfick, W,Hynes, N,Sultan, S
Subacute anterior spinal cord ischemia with lower limb monoplegia: a clinical dilemma and challenging scenario
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thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm hybrid repair anterior spinal cord ischemia monoplegia THORACOABDOMINAL AORTIC-ANEURYSMS PARAPLEGIA REPAIR OPERATIONS INFARCTION PARALYSIS PAINLESS ARTERY
A 70-year-old woman presented with crescendo right lower limb monoplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging depicted anterior spinal artery syndrome with an 8.5 cm Crawford type II thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). A staged hybrid procedure was performed, following which she had total exclusion of her TAAA and full resolution of her monoplegia. Clinical presentations of TAAAs can be diverse and require detailed clinical knowledge and lateral thinking to unearth unorthodox presentations. This erratic presentation of a TAAA with anterior spinal artery syndrome outlines particular challenges with management and portrays the need for tailored utilization of contemporary techniques to deal with the growing complexity of TAAAs.
DOI 10.1258/vasc.2012.cr0292
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