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The artery of Adamkiewicz is a major artery that feeds the spinal arteries in the lower half of the spinal cord and joins the anterior spinal artery at T5.
Anterior spinal cord syndrome comprises ischemia or infarction of the spinal cord in the distribution of the anterior spinal artery, which supplies the ventral two-thirds of the spinal cord.
Fourteen were chronic, post-traumatic SCI and one classified as sensory and motor incomplete as a result of spinal artery thrombosis (Table 1).
Brownlee concluded that there had been an injury to the victim's anterior spinal artery.