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Occlusion of the artery of adamkiewicz after hip and knee arthroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20570093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The artery of Adamkiewicz is the most significant tributary of the anterior spinal artery in the midthoracic region; the occlusion of this artery results in a well-described phenomenon consisting of paraplegia with loss of the sensation of pain, temperature, and touch as well as loss of sphincter control. Proprioception and vibration sense are typically preserved. Although this phenomenon has been associated with several surgeries as well as preexisting aortic abnormalities, the literature thus far has not reported this as a complication of hip or knee arthroplasty. Two case histories are presented.
Jennifer A J Mutch; Joyce E Johansson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505.e5-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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