A Review on the Pathophysiology and Management of Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome

Author(s): Masum Rahman, Sajedur Rahman, Abu Bakar Siddik, Mohammad D Hossain, Juna Musa, Radzi Hamjah, Salman Salehin, Mohmmad Alvi, Lucas P Carlstrom, Desmond A Brown

As an uncommon cause of spinal cord infarction, anterior spinal cord syndrome can manifest with motor paralysis, loss of pain, and temperature sensation distal to the lesion site. The primary pathogenesis of this syndrome is the disruption of blood flow in the anterior spinal artery. Mortality and morbidity differ with the etiology of the syndrome. So knowing the etiology of blood flow disruption is essential for patient management. This review article highlights the critical clinical manifestation of Anterior spinal artery syndrome. It also describes etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prognosis, possible management, and complications.

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