Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004 , Vol 50 , Num 2
Akut Aort Anevrizma Diseksiyonu Sonrası Gelişen Parapleji: Bir Olgu Sunumu
Hakan Tuna 1 ,Akın İzgi 2 ,Ayhan Karadağ 1 ,Mustafa Yıldız 3 ,Siranuş Kokino 4
1 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
2 Koşuyolu Kalp ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İstanbul
3 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
4 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Edirne

Aorta dissection that is characterized by sudden chest pain and/or low back pain is a vital condition. Stroke and paraplegia may occur in approximately 2 to 8 percent of aorta dissections. We presented a 56 year old male subject who was admitted to emergency service with back pain and loss of movement in the lower  extremities as a result of  aorta dissection which is one of the nontraumatic etiologies of spinal cord injury. The arising problems (osteoporosis, fracture, complex regional pain syndrome) during rehabilitation of the subject were discussed and reviewed pertinent to the  literature

Keywords : Aortic dissection, paraplegia, osteoporosis, fracture, complex regional pain syndrome.