Anatomical pattern of feeding artery and mechanism of intraoperative spinal cord ischemia.


BACKGROUND We evaluated correlation between anatomical pattern of the spinal cord feeding artery, detected by preoperative multidetector row computed tomography, and the mechanism of spinal cord ischemia during aortic surgery. METHODS One hundred sixteen patients underwent multidetector row computed tomography before descending or thoracoabdominal… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.05.026