Transient paraplegia after stent grafting of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm treated with cerebrospinal fluid drainage

Ralph J. Fuchs, W. Anthony Lee, Christoph N. Seubert, Simon Gelman, Anita Yeager

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

We present a case of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm repair using an endovascular stent graft, complicated by postoperative paraplegia, which was successfully treated by placing a spinal drain. The case highlights the importance of the concept of collateral flow to the spinal cord and of choosing an anesthetic technique that allows immediate postoperative evaluation of lower extremity neurologic function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Paraplegia
Nervous System
Stents
Anesthetics
Lower Extremity
Spinal Cord
Transplants
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Drainage
  • Paraplegia
  • Stent grafting
  • Thoracic aortic
  • Transient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Cite this

Transient paraplegia after stent grafting of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm treated with cerebrospinal fluid drainage. / Fuchs, Ralph J.; Lee, W. Anthony; Seubert, Christoph N.; Gelman, Simon; Yeager, Anita.

In: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, Vol. 15, No. 1, 02.2003, p. 59-63.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fuchs, Ralph J. ; Lee, W. Anthony ; Seubert, Christoph N. ; Gelman, Simon ; Yeager, Anita. / Transient paraplegia after stent grafting of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm treated with cerebrospinal fluid drainage. In: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2003 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 59-63.
@article{c2b21cf44b2540829d59a5f804aaffa3,
title = "Transient paraplegia after stent grafting of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm treated with cerebrospinal fluid drainage",
abstract = "We present a case of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm repair using an endovascular stent graft, complicated by postoperative paraplegia, which was successfully treated by placing a spinal drain. The case highlights the importance of the concept of collateral flow to the spinal cord and of choosing an anesthetic technique that allows immediate postoperative evaluation of lower extremity neurologic function.",
keywords = "Aneurysm, Cerebrospinal fluid, Drainage, Paraplegia, Stent grafting, Thoracic aortic, Transient",
author = "Fuchs, {Ralph J.} and Lee, {W. Anthony} and Seubert, {Christoph N.} and Simon Gelman and Anita Yeager",
year = "2003",
month = "2",
doi = "10.1016/S0952-8180(02)00452-X",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "15",
pages = "59--63",
journal = "Journal of Clinical Anesthesia",
issn = "0952-8180",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Transient paraplegia after stent grafting of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm treated with cerebrospinal fluid drainage

AU - Fuchs, Ralph J.

AU - Lee, W. Anthony

AU - Seubert, Christoph N.

AU - Gelman, Simon

AU - Yeager, Anita

PY - 2003/2

Y1 - 2003/2

N2 - We present a case of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm repair using an endovascular stent graft, complicated by postoperative paraplegia, which was successfully treated by placing a spinal drain. The case highlights the importance of the concept of collateral flow to the spinal cord and of choosing an anesthetic technique that allows immediate postoperative evaluation of lower extremity neurologic function.

AB - We present a case of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm repair using an endovascular stent graft, complicated by postoperative paraplegia, which was successfully treated by placing a spinal drain. The case highlights the importance of the concept of collateral flow to the spinal cord and of choosing an anesthetic technique that allows immediate postoperative evaluation of lower extremity neurologic function.

KW - Aneurysm

KW - Cerebrospinal fluid

KW - Drainage

KW - Paraplegia

KW - Stent grafting

KW - Thoracic aortic

KW - Transient

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0037300024&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0037300024&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/S0952-8180(02)00452-X

DO - 10.1016/S0952-8180(02)00452-X

M3 - Article

C2 - 12657411

AN - SCOPUS:0037300024

VL - 15

SP - 59

EP - 63

JO - Journal of Clinical Anesthesia

JF - Journal of Clinical Anesthesia

SN - 0952-8180

IS - 1

ER -