Treatment methods for spinal cord injury caused by acute type B aortic dissection

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2006 Dec;14(6):e106-7. doi: 10.1177/021849230601400625.


Acute distal aortic dissection rarely causes spinal cord ischemia presenting with paraplegia or paraparesis. Spinal cord involvement has poor outcomes, and there is no established effective treatment for this disorder. In this report we describe the acute conservative treatment of two cases of paraplegia/paraparesis due to acute type B aortic dissection. Early reversal of lower-limb dysmobility was achieved.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Aortic Aneurysm / complications*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / therapy
  • Aortic Dissection / complications*
  • Aortic Dissection / therapy
  • Cardiovascular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Drainage
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Naloxone / therapeutic use
  • Paraparesis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / etiology
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / therapy*


  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Cardiovascular Agents
  • Naloxone