Posterior cord syndrome

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Posterior cord syndrome
5: posterior spinal arteries
Classification and external resources
ICD-9-CM 952.04, 952.09

Posterior cord syndrome is a condition caused by lesion of the posterior portion of the spinal cord. It can be caused by an interruption to the posterior spinal artery.

Unlike anterior cord syndrome, it is a very rare condition.[1]

Clinical presentation[edit]

  • Loss of proprioception + loss of vibration sensation + loss of two point discrimination +loss of light touch


  1. ^ Belen JG, Weingarden SI (June 1988). "Posterior central cord syndrome following a hyperextension injury: case report". Paraplegia. 26 (3): 209–11. doi:10.1038/sc.1988.33. PMID 3419866. 

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