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Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2013;24(1): 119-121.
Leg Weakness After An Automobile Accident Due To Spinal Cord Ischemia: A Case Report
Seung Woon Choi, Bong Joo Kim, Tae Kyung Kang, Hye Jin Kim, Sung Chan Oh, Sukjin Cho, Seok Yong Ryu
Department of Emergency Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. ryuchoi64@paik.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Anterior spinal artery syndrome, also known as Beck's syndrome, is defined as ischemia or infarction of the spinal cord. Beck's syndrome occurs from aortic thrombus, embolism, or dissection blocking the blood flow to the great radicular artery (GRA) of Adamkiewicz. Abdominal artery embolism due to trauma is relatively rare and urgent detection of vascular injury is substantial to fair clinical outcome of the patient, therefore, we report on a case of traumatic artery dissection presenting as lower leg weakness.
Key words: Spinal Cord Ischemia, Paresis, Embolism
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