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fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE)

The sudden blocking of blood flow to the spinal cord due to the lodging of fibrocartilage (believed to have originated from an intervertebral disk) in a blood vessel; occasionally results in ischemia and infarction of the spinal cord.

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Related Words

blood ; embolus ; fiber ; infarct ; intervertebral disk disease ; ischemia ; spinal cord