Late neurological recovery of paraplegia after endovascular repair of an infected thoracic aortic aneurysm

Barend Mees, Frederico Bastos Goncalves, Peter Koudstaal, Hence Verhagen

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Abstract

Spinal cord ischemia is a potentially devastating complication after thoracic endovascular aorta repair (TEVAR). Patients with spinal cord ischemia after TEVAR often develop paraplegia, which is considered irreversible, and have significant increased postoperative morbidity and mortality. We report the case of a patient with unusual late complete neurologic recovery of acute-onset paraplegia after TEVAR for an infected thoracic aortic aneurysm. (J Vasc Surg 2013;57:521-4.)
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Pages (from-to)521-524
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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