Intraoperative spinal cord monitoring during descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Postoperative paraplegia is one of the most dreaded complications after descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery. In this study, intraoperative monitoring was applied during resection of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms to detect spinal cord ischemia and help prevent paraplegia. METHODS Fifty-six patients… (More)

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