Spinal cord protection in descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

@article{Safi1998SpinalCP,
  title={Spinal cord protection in descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.},
  author={Hazim J. Safi and Matthew P. Campbell and Maria de Lurdes da Silva Marques Ferreira and Ali Azizzadeh and Charles C. Miller},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={41-4}
}
During aneurysm repair of the descending thoracic or thoracoabdominal aorta, the likelihood of neurological complications increases greatly after only 30 minutes of spinal cord ischemia. However, the manifestation of paraplegia or paraparesis relates not only to aortic cross-clamping time, but to multiple factors that may include aortic dissection, previous… CONTINUE READING