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Recovery of paraplegia after type B dissection due to spinal collateral recruitment.
Journal of Vascular Surgery
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Acute paraplegia could be a symptom of aortic dissection due to sudden compromise of arterial spinal cord blood supply. Complete spontaneous neurologic recovery is possible and was observed in the present case 3 hours after symptom onset. Spontaneous spinal cord reperfusion after acute type B dissection was probably due to two main mechanisms. Reperfusion of false lumen and collateral vascular network recruitment, recently confirmed by anatomic animal studies, serve as potential explanations. Favorable evolution of acute paraplegia after aortic dissection exists, but prognosis is uncertain, probably due to individual variable anatomic distribution of spinal cord blood supply.
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