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2022 Aug 01

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown)



Vascular Myelopathy Secondary to Compression of the Artery of Adamkiewicz From an Intrathecal Catheter: A Technical Case Report.


Perdomo-Pantoja A, Zakaria H M, Liu A, Tsehay Y, Weber-Levine C, Mao G, Theodore N
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2022 Aug 01; 23(2):e143-e146.
PMID: 35838478.


Although catheter-related complications in intrathecal drug delivery systems are relatively common, vascular myelopathy secondary to occlusion of the artery of Adamkiewicz (AoA) from an abutting intrathecal catheter has not yet been reported. In this study, we present a case of this extremely rare presentation, which resolved after decompression of the artery.