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Ann Clin Neurophysiol > Volume 7(1); 2005 > Article
Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2005; 7(1): 49-51.
Painless Aortic Dissection Simulating Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Eun-Jin Oh, Sang-Wuk Jeong, Jong-Kwan Park, and Keun-Sik Hong
Copyright © 2005 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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ABSTRACT
A 61-year-old man with an antecedent febrile illness presented with progressive flaccid paraparesis, but no sensory or sphincter involvement. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine was negative and nerve conduction study (NCS) showed the absence of F-waves in his legs, suggesting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). However, abdominal pain after admission led to the consideration of the spinal cord ischemia secondary to aortic dissection confirmed by computed tomography. We report the rare condition of painless aortic dissection simulating GBS.
Key words: Paraparesis, Aortic dissection, Guillain-Barré; syndrome
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