Safety and efficacy of epidural cooling for regional spinal cord hypothermia during thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair

N. Motoyoshi, G. Takahashi, M. Sakurai, K. Tabayashi

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Abstract

Twenty-four consecutive patients underwent epidural cooling as an adjunct to elective thoracoabdominal aortic repair under moderate systemic hypothermia. One patient suffered from postoperative paraplegia (4%), and another died from subarachnoidal hemorrhage (4%). Details of the technique, the associated care, and the pitfalls will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Epidural cooling
  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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