Vessels of the spine and spinal cord: Normal anatomy

Shoki Takahashi

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In planning treatment for patients with thoracoabdominal aortic disease, preoperative localization of the Adamkiewicz artery (AKA) may reduce the risk of postoperative ischemic spinal complications. Although intra-arterial catheter angiography has long been the primary method for visualizing spinal arteries, it is invasive and possibly carries angiographic risks and complications such as embolism. In recent years, noninvasive detection of the AKA using magnetic resonance (MR) angiography and computed tomographic (CT) angiography has emerged as a possible alternative to the catheter technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeurovascular Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationMRI and Microangiography
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781848821330
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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