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Intraoperative somatosensory evoked responses recorded during onset of the anterior spinal artery syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2809667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Somatosensory evoked responses may be used during operations on the thoracic aorta to monitor spinal cord function. A patient is described in whom the evoked responses were well maintained for the first 20 minutes of aortic occlusion and briskly returned to baseline configuration after reestablishment of aortic flow. Nonetheless, the patient was left with paralysis of the lower extremities consistent with the diagnosis of anterior spinal artery syndrome.
M H Zornow; J C Drummond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical monitoring     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0748-1977     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Monit     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-28     Completed Date:  1989-11-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506707     Medline TA:  J Clin Monit     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla. 92093.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory*
Ischemia / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Muscle Spasticity
Paralysis / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Spinal Cord / blood supply*,  physiopathology
Comment In:
J Clin Monit. 1990 Oct;6(4):339-40   [PMID:  2230865 ]

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