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Coincidence of spinal canal stenosis and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17541001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case in which a thoracoabdominal aneurysm was present in association with previously unknown critical spinal canal stenosis. In spite of using left heart bypass, systemic hypothermia, and controlled cerebrospinal fluid drainage for spinal cord protection, the patient developed paraplegia following aortic aneurysm repair. Computed tomography scan revealed critical stenosis of the spinal canal that was thought to be sufficient to produce spinal cord compression syndromes including paraplegia.
Justin James; Manoj Kuduvalli; John Y Lu; Abbas Rashid
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-01     Completed Date:  2008-04-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Cardiothoracic Centre, Thomas drive, Liverpool L14 3PE, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Paraplegia / etiology*,  radiography
Risk Factors
Spinal Cord Compression / complications,  etiology*,  radiography
Spinal Cord Ischemia / complications,  etiology*,  radiography
Spinal Stenosis / complications*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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