Neurologic outcome of choreoathetoid encephalopathy after cardiac surgery.

  title={Neurologic outcome of choreoathetoid encephalopathy after cardiac surgery.},
  author={A J du Plessis and D C David C Bellinger and Kimberlee K Gauvreau and Christine Plumb and Jane W. Newburger and Richard A Jonas and David L. Wessel},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  volume={27 1},
Postoperative encephalopathy with choreoathetosis is a serious neurologic complication of childhood cardiac surgery. An inadequate understanding of the long-term outcome has limited family counseling and the institution of intervention strategies. Our objective was to define the long-term neurologic, cognitive, and behavioral outcome in this group of patients. By retrospective review we identified all cases of choreoathetosis in our cardiac intensive care unit from 1986 through 1995. During… CONTINUE READING


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