Spinal cord protection during surgical procedures on the descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta: a critical overview.

@article{Gharagozloo1998SpinalCP,
  title={Spinal cord protection during surgical procedures on the descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta: a critical overview.},
  author={Farid Gharagozloo and Richard F. Neville and James L. Cox},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={73-86}
}
During the past three decades, significant advances have been made in the surgical treatment of the diseases affecting the aorta. Despite these important advances, paraplegia remains a devastating complication of the surgical procedures on the thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta. Paraparesis and paraplegia occur as a direct result of the interruption of blood flow to the spinal cord during the surgical procedures. A number of techniques have been advocated for the prevention of spinal cord… CONTINUE READING

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