Anterior spinal artery syndrome after infrarenal abdominal aortic surgery


Alpagut U., Dayioglu E.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.43, no.6, pp.865-868, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.865-868
  • Keywords: spinal cord injuries, therapy, postoperative complications, ischemia, paraplegia, aorta, surgery, CORD DAMAGE, PARAPLEGIA, ISCHEMIA

Abstract

Background Neurological complications such as paraplegia or paraparesis due to spinal cord ischemia has been an unpredictable, devastating event after infra-renal abdominal aortic surgery. The aim of our study is to focus the importance of this entity and in this connection to review the vascular anatomy of the spinal cord, incidence and etiology of spinal cord ischemia, methods of prevention, and management of the patient.