Ischemic spinal cord injury after aortocoronary bypass operation - A case report


Elmaci T., Onursal E., Ozcan M., Demirel S.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.43, ss.657-659, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.657-659

Özet

Although spinal ischemia is a very well recognized complication after operation on the thoraco-abdominal and abdominal aorta, it is very rare following coronary artery bypass surgery. A case of a 56-year-old man, who had juxtarenal aortic occlusion and became paraplegic after internal mammary artery grafting for ischemic heart disease is reported. The complete paraplegia was thought to be due to interruption of critical collateral blood supply to the spinal cord.