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.
- Epidural cooling
- Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine