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Am J Emerg Med. 2006 Jul;24(4):479-81.

Sudden onset of paraplegia from acute aortic occlusion: a review of 2 cases and their unique presentation.

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Division of Vascular Surgery, Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Center, and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 4G5.

Abstract

Acute aortic occlusion is an uncommon entity requiring prompt recognition and intervention to limit morbidity and mortality. We describe 2 patients with acute aortic occlusion who presented uniquely with sudden onset of paraplegia. In addition, we highlight their circuitous diagnostic course and the adverse impact of diagnostic delay in their management and outcome.

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16787808
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10.1016/j.ajem.2006.01.008
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