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Treatment of Delayed Neurological Deficits after Surgical Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm.
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PMID:  22156278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Delayed neurologic deficits, paraplegia and paraparesis, are devastating complications after repair of a descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). A treatment protocol has not been established, although strategies such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage, maintaining blood pressure and medication have been described. Cerebrospinal drain status /oxygen delivery/patient status (COPS) therapy for delayed neurological deficit can improve spinal cord ischemia through reducing intraspinal pressure, improving oxygen delivery and maintaining high blood pressure. We describe one patient (Case 1), in whom descending thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms were treated by endovascular aortic repair, and another (Case 2) with Crawford type II TAAA, who developed delayed neurological deficits that were treated with immediate COPS therapy (Modified Tarlov scale; Case1, improved from 2 to 4; Case 2, from 0 to 4). These findings indicate the benefit of COPS for treating delayed neurological deficits after descending thoracic and TAAA.
Yohsuke Yanase; Nobuyoshi Kawaharada; Toshiyuki Maeda; Tetsuya Koyanagi; Toshiro Ito; Yoshihiko Kurimoto; Tetsuya Higami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1341-1098     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sapporo Medical University of Medicine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
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