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Chapter 66 

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Chapter 66
Author(s):

Safia Cheeney

and Kathleen R. Fink

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199393947.003.0066
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date: 29 October 2020

Spinal cord infarction is a rare and potentially debilitating condition with symptoms reflecting the level and extent of the spinal cord involved. Risk factors include vascular disease (atherosclerosis, aortic dissection, aortic surgery), hypotension, embolism, and trauma. An identifiable cause is found less than half the time, as in this case.

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