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Anterior spinal artery contributions from radiculomedullary arteries in 3 vascular territories of spinal cord

Artery of Adamkiewicz accompanies ventral nerve root between T9 and L2; after entering spinal canal, it turns caudally to join anterior spinal artery at acute angle and supply lumbar enlargement. (Used with permission. Goodin DS. Neurological complications of aortic disease and surgery. In: Aminoff MJ, editor. Neurology and general medicine. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1992:27-52.)

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  • Hypertension
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