TITLE

Safety and efficacy of epidural cooling for regional spinal cord hypothermia during thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair☆

AUTHOR(S)
Motoyoshi, N.; Takahashi, G.; Sakurai, M.; Tabayashi, K.
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Jan2004, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p139
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Twenty-four consecutive patients underwent epidural cooling as an adjunct to elective thoracoabdominal aortic repair under moderate systemic hypothermia. One patient suffered from postoperative paraplegia (4%), and another died from subarachnoidal hemorrhage (4%). Details of the technique, the associated care, and the pitfalls will be discussed.
ACCESSION #
11733154

 

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