Combined use of cerebral spinal fluid drainage and naloxone reduces the risk of paraplegia in thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair.

@article{Acher1994CombinedUO,
  title={Combined use of cerebral spinal fluid drainage and naloxone reduces the risk of paraplegia in thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair.},
  author={Charles Wynn Acher and Martha M Wynn and John R. Hoch and Peter M Popic and J E Archibald and William D. Turnipseed},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={236-46; discussion 247-8}
}
PURPOSE This report summarizes our experience with the use of cerebral spinal fluid drainage (CSFD) and naloxone for prevention of postoperative neurologic deficit (paraplegia or paraparesis). METHODS We reviewed 110 consecutive patients with 86 thoracoabdominal aneurysms and 24 thoracic aneurysms. The status of 47 patients (43%) was acute (rupture or dissection), and the status of 52 (47%) was Crawford type I or II. None of the patients had intercostal artery reimplantation. There were two… CONTINUE READING

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