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We present a retrospective study of 6 patients with spinal cord infarction in the territory of the Adamkiewicz artery. In all patients, the clinical picture was stereotyped: sudden onset of paraplegia and bilateral radicular pain, dissociated sensory loss below the level of infarction and sphincter dysfunction. Emergency neuroradiological investigation ruled out a compressive lesion in all cases. In one patient, spinal angiography was performed and identified an occlusion of the Adamkiewicz artery. Treatment was supportive and all patients had a substantial recovery over a period of weeks.


Journal article


Acta Neurol Scand

Publication Date





563 - 566


Aged, Angiography, Female, Humans, Infarction, Male, Middle Aged, Nerve Degeneration, Neurologic Examination, Spinal Cord, Tomography, X-Ray Computed