Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Aortic diseases: neurologic complications
Aortic disease is associated with stroke, spinal cord ischemia, peripheral neuropathy, and a broad range of neurologic symptoms. Aortic dissection may present with focal neurologic deficits in the absence of pain. Neurologic sequelae of aortic diseases depend upon the location of the aortic lesion; diseases involving the aortic arch may produce cortical symptoms, involvement of the thoracic aorta may cause spinal cord injury, and involvement of the abdominal aorta may result in peripheral nerve injury or sexual dysfunction.
Nov. 14, 2021