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., GuardaDepartment of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã


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.



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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).