Semin intervent Radiol 2012; 29(03): 241-244
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1326936
Morbidity & Mortality
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Anterior Spinal Cord Infarction following Bronchial Artery Embolization

Anthony C. Brown
1   Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Charles E. Ray
1   Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
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Publication Date:
16 October 2012 (online)

Embolization of an anterior spinal artery is a rare complication that can occur during bronchial artery embolization, typically performed for massive hemoptysis. Embolization of this important blood supply to the anterior spinal cord can result in infarction and paralysis. Every interventional radiologist should have an intimate knowledge of bronchial artery anatomy and must make every effort to delineate spinal artery feeders during the procedure.

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