Spinal cord protection in descending and thoracoabdominal aortic surgery--the role of distal perfusion.

@article{Bonatti1996SpinalCP,
  title={Spinal cord protection in descending and thoracoabdominal aortic surgery--the role of distal perfusion.},
  author={Johannes O. Bonatti and Stefan B C Watzka and Herwig Antretter and Reinhard Germann and Gerhard Flora and Otto Eugen Dapunt},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={1996},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={136-9}
}
The use of distal perfusion in descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic surgery remains a controversial issue. Few mainly retrospective studies which directly compare simple clamping with distal perfusion are available. The aim of the present study was such a comparison in an own series of descending and thoracoabdominal aortic replacement. The records of 29 patients who underwent descending or thoracoabdominal aortic replacement between 1988 and 1994 were retrospectively reviewed… CONTINUE READING