Albert Adamkiewicz (1850–1921) – his artery and its significance for the retroperitoneal surgeon
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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.
KeywordsIschemia Spinal Cord Blood Vessel Lower Spinal Lumbar Enlargement
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