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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1991;15(2):88-91.
Complete paraplegia due to aortic dissecting aneurysm: a case report.
Park, Chang Il , Kim, Joo Sup , Kim, Ae Young , Shin, Jung Soon
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine
박리성 대동맥류로 인한 완전 하지마비-증례보고-
박창일, 김주섭, 김애영, 신정순
연세대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

Dissecting aneurysm is the most common acute disease of the aorta. Classification of the types of nervous system involvement I cases of dissecting aortic aneurysm usually includes three types, depending on whether ischemic changes involve the peripheral nerves, spinal cord, or brain.

Ischemic spinal cord lesions with aortic dissecting aneurysm are rare and clinically they present flaccid paraplegia.

We have seen one case of complete paraplegia due to aortic dissecting aneurysm and report the case of complete paraplegia due to aortic dissecting aneurysm and report the case here with its clinical manifestations, laboratory data, radiologic findings and rehabilitation management.

Key Words: Dissecting aortic aneurysm, Paraplegia, Spinal cord ischemia


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