CAN ATHEROSCLEROSIS BE ONE OF THE CAUSES OF ANTERIOR SPINAL ARTERY THROMBOSIS?

Abubaker Almadani, Yasir Mehmood Malik, Javeed Ahmed Dar

Abstract


A middle aged diabetic, hypertensive, dyslipidemic, heavy alcohol consumer man came with sudden
onset upper back pain and quadriparesis. Examination showed upper motor type quadriparesis with
sensation of pain loss up to level of C7 and totally spared proprioception. MRI spine showed features
suggestive of anterior spinal artery stroke. Can atherosclerosis be a causative factor for spinal stroke?
Keywords: spinal stroke, spinal cord ischemia, atherosclerosis, quadriparesis

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