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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 162–164 | Cite as

Paraplegia caused by coarctation of the aorta and hydrocephalus

  • William M. Chadduck
  • Steven L. Cathey
  • Anne T. Gearhart
  • Lillian Cavin
  • Charles M. Glasier
Case Report

Abstract

A patient with untreated coarctation of the aorta, as well as shunt-dependent hydrocephalus, developed paraplegia when shunt malfunction resulted in a cerebrospinal fluid pressure greater than 560 mm water. Improvement followed shunt revision. The unique combination of mechanisms involved in the decreased spinal cord perfusion pressure is discussed.

Key words

Paraplegia Aortic coarctation Hydrocephalus 

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • William M. Chadduck
    • 1
  • Steven L. Cathey
    • 1
  • Anne T. Gearhart
    • 1
  • Lillian Cavin
    • 1
  • Charles M. Glasier
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Neurosurgery and RadiologyArkansas Children's HospitalLittle RockUSA

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