Acute Paraplegia with Cognitive Alterations After Bilateral Infarcts in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

  • Francisco Javier Ros Forteza Neurology Service, Local Health Unit of Guarda, E.P.E., Guarda Department of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã
Keywords: Acute paraplegia, mild cognitive impairment, bilateral cerebral small vessel disease.

Abstract

Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) affects the small arteries, arterioles, venules and capillaries in the brain and can be identified clinically and/or radiologically. We describe the case of a 71-year-old man with sporadic cerebral SVD who presented with acute paraplegia with urinary incontinence and recent cognitive impairment that developed after the occurrence of ischaemic lesions.

Author Biography

Francisco Javier Ros Forteza, Neurology Service, Local Health Unit of Guarda, E.P.E., Guarda Department of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã
Director of Neurology Service

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  • Published: 2017-08-25

    Issue: Vol 4 No 9 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Forteza, F. J. (2017). Acute Paraplegia with Cognitive Alterations After Bilateral Infarcts in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4(9). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_000697