Another blood supply to Adamkiewicz's artery

Junetsu Akasaka, Masahiro Sakurai, Kei Takase, Kiichiro Kumagai, Koichi Tabayashi

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A 76-year-old man underwent endovascular stent-grafting therapy for chronic aortic dissection. The preoperative multi detector row helical computed tomography (CT) revealed that Adamkiewicz's artery originated from the level of thoracic 9 intercostal artery. Intraoperative monitoring of motor evoked potentials showed no reduction of amplitude in the anterior tibialis muscle after deployment retrievable stent-graft. Postoperative CT showed that stent-graft blocked the ostium of intercostal arteries including Adamkiewicz's artery. On the other hand, the distal portion of the Adamkiewicz's artery was clearly enhanced. Our result showed that there is a collateral network supplying to Adamkiewicz's artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-434
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sept


  • Adamkiewicz's artery
  • Endovascular stent-grafting
  • Motor evoked potentials
  • Spinal cord ischemia


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