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World Journal of Urology

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 168–170 | Cite as

Albert Adamkiewicz (1850–1921) – his artery and its significance for the retroperitoneal surgeon

  • Mark T. Milen
  • David A. Bloom
  • J. Culligan
  • K. Murasko
Article

Abstract

The artery of Adamkiewicz is an important retroperitoneal vessel that is chiefly responsible for vascularization of the lumbar enlargement of the lower spinal cord. The significance of this artery, named after Albert Adamkiewicz, a talented Polish pathologist known for his pioneering work on spinal anatomy and physiology, has not been widely recognized. It is a useful landmark among the numerous blood vessels that nourish the spine. Injury to the artery of Adamkiewicz can result in devastating ischemia of the lower spinal cord.

Keywords

Ischemia Spinal Cord Blood Vessel Lower Spinal Lumbar Enlargement 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark T. Milen
    • 1
  • David A. Bloom
    • 1
  • J. Culligan
    • 1
  • K. Murasko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urology, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48019-0330, USAUS

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