Acute Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome in a Patient with Stented Coarctation of Aorta: A Case Report - Abstract
Background: Anterior spinal artery thrombosis leading to acute anterior cord syndrome is a rare clinical entity. It can occur in patients who underwent correction of coarctation of aorta even after many years of correction, which is scarcely reported in medical literature. Case presentation: We present a case of a 39-year-old gentleman, who underwent dilatation and stenting of coarctation of aorta, presenting 14 years after the surgery with anterior spinal cord syndrome, with image proven anterior spinal artery thrombosis. Conclusion: Our patient’s story illustrates a rare presentation of anterior cord syndrome with anterior spinal artery thrombosis. With the history of repair of aortic coarctation, in situ thrombosis in a residually dilated anterior spinal artery should be considered.