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Anterior spinal artery syndrome after the embolisation of bronchial arteries to control hemoptysis: A warning

P. Szkup, M. Hopley, A. Mochan
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 2, No 3 | a1639 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v2i3.1639 | © 2018 P. Szkup, M. Hopley, A. Mochan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 August 2018 | Published: 31 August 1997

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P. Szkup, Department of Radiology, Baragwanath Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
M. Hopley, Respiratory Unit, Department of Medicine, Baragwanath Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
A. Mochan, Department of Neurology, Baragwanath Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

Spinal cord ischaemia following embolisation of bronchial arteries to control hemoptysis is reported.  This rare complication occurred despite lack of visualisation of blood supply to the spinal cord during preliminary arteriography.

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