Prevention and detection of spinal cord injury during thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repairs.

@article{Wada2001PreventionAD,
  title={Prevention and detection of spinal cord injury during thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repairs.},
  author={Tomoyuki Wada and Hideki Yao and Takashi Miyamoto and Sukemasa Mukai and Mitsuhiro Yamamura},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={80-4; discussion 85}
}
BACKGROUND Spinal cord injury is a most dreaded and unpredictable complication. In this study, based on our experimental results in dogs and early clinical results, we reviewed the incidence of paraplegia and the detection of spinal cord injury. METHODS Eighty-two patients who underwent elective surgical repair of the descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta over 17 years were subjects for this study. Sixty-two patients were male and 20 were female. Their mean age was 61.6 years (range… CONTINUE READING

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