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

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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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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