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25-year-old man with sudden onset paraplegia

Manieri, Marco LU (2019) In BMJ Case Reports 12(10).
Abstract

A 25-year-old man with Crohn's disease presented to the emergency department with sudden onset bilateral leg pain, paraplegia and loss of anal sphincter tone. CT angiography revealed a massive abdominal aortic thrombosis. Revascularisation surgery was performed promptly, saving most of the abdominal organs, but motor function of the legs was not restored. No coagulation disorder was identified, and no other underlying cause for thrombosis was found. It was speculated that it may be related to the patient's underlying Crohn's disease.

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adult intensive care, Crohn's disease, emergency medicine, neurology, vascular surgery
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BMJ Case Reports
volume
12
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10
article number
e228281
publisher
BMJ Publishing Group
external identifiers
  • scopus:85073462637
  • pmid:31619397
ISSN
1757-790X
DOI
10.1136/bcr-2018-228281
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English
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2019-10-28 11:09:52
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  abstract     = {<p>A 25-year-old man with Crohn's disease presented to the emergency department with sudden onset bilateral leg pain, paraplegia and loss of anal sphincter tone. CT angiography revealed a massive abdominal aortic thrombosis. Revascularisation surgery was performed promptly, saving most of the abdominal organs, but motor function of the legs was not restored. No coagulation disorder was identified, and no other underlying cause for thrombosis was found. It was speculated that it may be related to the patient's underlying Crohn's disease.</p>},
  author       = {Manieri, Marco},
  issn         = {1757-790X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  publisher    = {BMJ Publishing Group},
  series       = {BMJ Case Reports},
  title        = {25-year-old man with sudden onset paraplegia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-228281},
  doi          = {10.1136/bcr-2018-228281},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2019},
}