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Anterior cord syndrome

Anterior spinal artery infarction


Paralysis below the level of the lesion, with loss of pain and temperature sensation below the level of the lesion and relative sparing of touch, vibration, and position sense.


Originally described by Schneider  


2  patients with “immediate complete paralysis with hyperesthesia at the level of the lesion and an associated sparing of touch and some vibration sense.”


Both patients, one of which was a young football player, had a ruptured disc (the football player

also had bone fragments in the canal), and both made a substantial recovery following surgical

removal of the intracanalicular space-occupying lesions


A syndrome for which early operative intervention is indicated.

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