Preoperative prediction of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.

@article{Scali2014PreoperativePO,
  title={Preoperative prediction of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.},
  author={Salvatore T. Scali and S Keisin Wang and Robert Joseph Feezor and Thomas Stuart Huber and Tomas D. Martin and Charles T. Klodell and Thomas M. Beaver and Adam Wayne Beck},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={1481-90.e1}
}
OBJECTIVE Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) is a devastating but potentially preventable complication of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). The purpose of this analysis was to determine what factors predict SCI after TEVAR. METHODS All TEVAR procedures at a single institution were reviewed for patient characteristics, prior aortic repair history, aortic centerline of flow analysis, and procedural characteristics. SCI was defined as any lower extremity neurologic deficit that was not… CONTINUE READING