anterior cord syndrome


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anterior cord syndrome

 
localized injury to the anterior portion of the spinal cord, characterized by complete paralysis and hypalgesia and hypesthesia to the level of the lesion, but with relative preservation of posterior column sensations of position and vibration.
 Anterior cord syndrome. Redrawn from Ignatavicius and Workman, 2002.

anterior cord syndrome

Neurology A post-traumatic spinal cord symptom complex characterized by a loss of voluntary motor function, pain, and temperature sense, and intact distal position, vibration, and light touch sense, dysfunctional anterior and lateral columns and intact posterior columns Etiology Trauma to relatively mobile cervical vertebrae, common in whiplash injury–spinal hyperextension
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