M. RUDAR, M.D.; A. URBANKE, M.D.; M. RADONIĆ, M.D.
In 1959 Cook (1) described a clinical syndrome of the occlusion of the abdominal aorta which was dominated by neurological abnormalities. He found four similar cases (2, 3) described under different names and explained differently in respect to their etiology and mechanism. On the basis of his observation of his own two cases and those from the literature, Cook gave the following clinical picture of the syndrome: rapid onset of varying degrees of paraparesis; neurological signs reaching the seventh dorsal segment; areflexia or hyporeflexia of the lower extremities, impaired proprioceptive sensibility; presence of bilateral Babinski's signs; incontinence of the feces
RUDAR M, URBANKE A, RADONIĆ M. Occlusion of the Abdominal Aorta with Dysfunction of the Spinal Cord. Ann Intern Med. ;56:490–494. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-3-490
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(3):490-494.
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