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MR angiography for detecting the artery of Adamkiewicz and its branching level from the aorta.
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PMID:  20035124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: We evaluated the efficacy of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) for detecting the artery of Adamkiewicz (AKA) and the vertebral level of its feeding arteries branching from the aorta. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-two patients (67 men, 15 women; aged 34 to 86 years, mean age 68.6 years) with thoracic descending and thoracoabdominal aortic lesions (aneurysm in 55, dissection in 25, coarctation in 2) underwent MRA to detect AKA. MRA was performed using 6-phase, dynamic-enhanced, 3-dimensional, fast spoiled gradient recalled acquisition in steady state (GRASS) on a 1.5-tesla (T) system, with double-dose bolus contrast injection. The vertebral levels of AKA branching and the AKA feeder artery branching from the aorta were determined. RESULTS: The AKA was detected in 67 patients (81.7%). Branching of AKA occurred at levels T7 to T12 on the left side (n=52) and on the right (n=15). Vascular continuity from the aorta to the anterior spinal artery was demonstrated in 55 patients (67.1%). Comparing the vertebral level of arterial branching from the aorta to that of the AKA at the intervertebral foramen, the AKA branched at the same vertebral level in 44 patients (80.0%), one vertebral level above/below in 10 (18.2%), and 2 vertebral levels above in one (1.8%). CONCLUSION: MRA can be useful in the preoperative work-up of patients with thoracoabdominal aortic lesions to localize AKA and the segmental trajectories of vessels supplying blood to the AKA.
Hideki Hyodoh; Ryuji Shirase; Nobuyoshi Kawaharada; Kazusa Hyodoh; Taishi Sato; Maki Onodera; Kazunori Aratani; Masato Hareyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Magnetic resonance in medical sciences : MRMS : an official journal of Japan Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1880-2206     ISO Abbreviation:  Magn Reson Med Sci     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-25     Completed Date:  2010-03-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101153368     Medline TA:  Magn Reson Med Sci     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aorta / pathology*
Aortic Diseases / pathology*
Aortography / methods
Arteries / pathology*
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Gadolinium DTPA / diagnostic use
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods*
Middle Aged
Thoracic Vertebrae
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 80529-93-7/Gadolinium DTPA

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