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Adamkiewicz' artery

Alternative eponyms

  • Artery of Adamkiewicz

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The largest of the medullary arteries which supply the spinal cord by anastomising with the anterior (longitudinal) spinal artery.

Description

The largest of the medullary arteries which supply the spinal cord by anastomising with the anterior (longitudinal) spinal artery. Injury to the artery of Adamkiewicz can result in devastating ischemia of the lower spinal cord - anterior spinal syndrome.

Bibliography

  • A. Adamkiewicz:
    Die Blutgefässe des menschlichen Rückenmarkes. I. Theil. Die Gefässe der Rückenmarkssubstanz.
    Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Classe, Wien, 1881, 84: 469-502.
  • A. Adamkiewicz:
    Die Blutgefässe des menschlichen Rückenmarkes. II. Theil. Die Gefässe der Rückenmarks-Oberfläche.
    Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Classe, Wien. 1882. 85: 101-130.
  • S. W. Carmichael, P. Gloviczki:
    Anatomy of the blood supply to the Spinal Cord: The artery of Adamkiewicz revisited.
    Perspectives in Vascular Surgery, 1999, 12: 113-122.

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