Which histologic findings are characteristic of spinal cord infarction?

Updated: Jul 26, 2018
  • Author: Thomas F Scott, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Histologic findings are appropriate to the pathologies outlined in the preceding section. See the image below for a spinal cord transverse section.

Transverse section of spinal cord at T12-L1 showin Transverse section of spinal cord at T12-L1 showing infarction of central cord. The patient became paraplegic following resection of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. During surgery, prolonged occlusion of the abdominal aorta and great anterior radicular artery was necessary.

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