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An alternative for descending thoracic aortic aneurysm repair.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16868112     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A simple technique termed "clamp test and spinal cord-plegia" for descending thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery is described. The clamp test is a passive method of creating ischemic conditions, whereas spinal cord-plegia is an active method of decreasing metabolism. This technique is a practical test that double-checks for critical feeding arteries and seems to have an excellent spinal cord-preserving effect.
Kenji Okada; Taijiro Sueda; Kazumasa Orihashi; Nobuhiro Tanaka; Kazuyoshi Nakanishi; Mitsuo Ochi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-26     Completed Date:  2008-05-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima University Hospital, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Spinal Cord Diseases / prevention & control*
Surgical Instruments
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*

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