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Neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring during endovascular stent graft repair of the descending thoracic aorta.
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PMID:  17938601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Conventional surgery on the descending thoracic aorta for aneurysm or dissection repair typically involves open thoracotomy and cross-clamping of the aorta. These procedures are associated with the potential for significant neurologic morbidity due to spinal cord ischemia. Endovascular stent graft (EVSG) repair of the descending thoracic aorta precludes the need for aortic cross-clamping and appears to be associated with fewer neurologic complications. Several studies have demonstrated the utility of neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring (NIOM) during conventional aortic surgery; however, less information is available regarding NIOM during EVSG repair. This paper reviews the data available regarding NIOM in EVSG repair of the descending thoracic aorta.
Aatif M Husain; Madhav Swaminathan; Richard L McCann; G Chad Hughes
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0736-0258     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurophysiol     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
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Created Date:  2007-10-16     Completed Date:  2008-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506708     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurophysiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine (Neurology), Duke University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic* / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery
Monitoring, Intraoperative / methods*
Neurophysiology / methods*
Prostheses and Implants*
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods
Wound Healing

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