spinal artery


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Related to spinal artery: segmental spinal artery, Anterior spinal artery syndrome

spinal artery

The anterior or the posterior spinal artery.
See also: artery
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We report an 83-year-old patient who developed anterior spinal artery syndrome resulting in paraplegia some 24 hours after undergoing spinal anaesthesia for a Moore's hemiarthroplasty.
Key Words: spinal anaesthesia, complications, anterior spinal artery syndrome, paraplegia
Paraplegia after spinal anaesthesia has been reported secondary to pressure from haematoma or abscess formation (2), as well as the anterior spinal artery syndrome (3).
A single anterior spinal artery arises from branches off both vertebral arteries to supply the anterior two-thirds of the spinal cord.