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Posterior cord syndrome
Classification and external resources
5: posterior spinal arteries
ICD-9 952.04, 952.09

Posterior cord syndrome is a condition caused by lesion of the posterior portion of the spinal cord. It can be caused by an interruption to the posterior spinal artery.

Unlike anterior cord syndrome, it is a very rare condition.[1]

It is possible for it to present as Brown-Séquard syndrome.[2]

Clinical presentation Edit

  • Loss of proprioception + vibration sensation only


  1. Belen JG, Weingarden SI (June 1988). Posterior central cord syndrome following a hyperextension injury: case report. Paraplegia 26 (3): 209–11.
  2. Kuga A, Mitani M, Funakawa I, Jinnai K (October 2005). [Posterior spinal cord infarction presenting Brown-Séquard syndrome]. Rinsho Shinkeigaku 45 (10): 730–4.

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