Anterior spinal artery syndrome with chronic traumatic thoracic aortic aneurysm

Vincent Conti, J. Calverley, W. L. Safley, M. Estes, E. H. Williams

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Abstract

Shortly after severe blunt chest trauma, a young man experienced neurological symptoms suggestive of a spinal cord lesion at the lower thoracic level. The symptoms resolved at first, but then recurred 3 years later and progressed slowly. Neurological workup failed to define the cause until a thoracic aortogram showed an aneurysm in the middle portion of the descending aorta in close proximity to a vessel supplying the anterior spinal artery. After the operative repair with precautions taken to avoid further neurological injury, the neurological deficit resolved partially. Because of the potential for symptomatic spinal cord ischemia resulting from lesions of the aorta, angiographic delineation of the spinal cord blood supply is valuable in planning operative repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Thorax
Spinal Cord
Spinal Cord Ischemia
Wounds and Injuries
Thoracic Aorta
Fetal Blood
Aneurysm
Aorta
Arteries

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Anterior spinal artery syndrome with chronic traumatic thoracic aortic aneurysm. / Conti, Vincent; Calverley, J.; Safley, W. L.; Estes, M.; Williams, E. H.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 33, No. 1, 1982, p. 81-85.

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Conti, Vincent ; Calverley, J. ; Safley, W. L. ; Estes, M. ; Williams, E. H. / Anterior spinal artery syndrome with chronic traumatic thoracic aortic aneurysm. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1982 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 81-85.
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