Anterior spinal artery syndrome

Anterior spinal artery syndrome

What are signs of the anterior spinal artery syndrome? 

Anterior spinal artery syndrome occurs when the anterior spinal artery is occluded.

This artery supplies blood to the anterior two-thirds of the spinal cord. Occlusion results in bilateral loss of pain and temperature below the lesion, accompanied by weakness and bladder dysfunction.

The reflexes may be hyperactive below the level of the lesion.

Dorsal column functions (position and vibration sense) are spared.


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