Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome

Ischemia or infarction of the spinal cord in the distribution of the anterior spinal artery, which supplies the ventral two-thirds of the spinal cord. This condition is usually associated with ATHEROSCLEROSIS of the aorta and may result from dissection of an AORTIC ANEURYSM or rarely dissection of the anterior spinal artery. Clinical features include weakness and loss of pain and temperature sensation below the level of injury, with relative sparing of position and vibratory sensation. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1249-50)
Also Known As:
Dissection, Anterior Spinal Artery; Syndrome, Anterior Spinal Artery; Anterior Spinal Artery Dissection
Networked: 28 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

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4. Pick Disease of the Brain (Pick's Disease)
5. Paraparesis


1. McKeen, Dolores M: 1 article (02/2015)
2. George, Ronald B: 1 article (02/2015)
3. Macaulay, Bruce: 1 article (02/2015)
4. Zaphiratos, Valerie: 1 article (02/2015)
5. Sobottke, R: 1 article (01/2014)
6. Beyer, F: 1 article (01/2014)
7. Oppermann, J: 1 article (01/2014)
8. Eysel, P: 1 article (01/2014)
9. Boese, C K: 1 article (01/2014)
10. Siewe, J: 1 article (01/2014)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome:
1. alpha-Crystallin B ChainIBA
2. UbiquitinIBA
3. Antiphospholipid AntibodiesIBA
4. Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator (Urokinase)FDA Link
5. Estradiol (Estrace)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Heroin (Diamorphine)IBA
7. Opioid Analgesics (Opioids)IBA
8. ScleredemaIBA
9. tebufenozide (Mimic)IBA
10. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Epidural Analgesia
2. Anesthesia
3. Catheters
4. Vertebroplasty
5. Coronary Artery Bypass (Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery)