Irreversible tetraplegia after tracheal resection.

  title={Irreversible tetraplegia after tracheal resection.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Sotero Delgado Dom{\'i}nguez and Juan Jos{\'e} Rivas and Ramiro Diez Lobato and V{\'e}ronique Diaz and Emilio J Larr{\'u}},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={62 1},
The case of a 21-year-old woman without previous cervical pathology in whom irreversible tetraplegia developed after operation for tracheal stenosis is reported. After tracheal resection the neck was kept in extreme flexion and after extubation she was moved to a sitting position. The different causal agents that could produce the neurologic damage remain unclear, although we think that the combination of relative arterial hypotension secondary to the sitting position and disturbed… CONTINUE READING