JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.43, no.6, pp.865-868, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
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spinal cord injuries, therapy, postoperative complications, ischemia, paraplegia, aorta, surgery, CORD DAMAGE, PARAPLEGIA, ISCHEMIA
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.