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Foix-Alajouanine syndrome

Pronunciation: fwah ah-lah-zhu-ah-nen'

Definition: subacute, ascending paraplegia, dissociated sensory loss, and sphincter disturbances, resulting from a progressive ischemic myelopathy caused by thrombosis of the spinal veins.

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