Late neurological recovery of paraplegia after endovascular repair of an infected thoracic aortic aneurysm.
Journal of vascular surgery | 14 Nov 2012
BM Mees, F Bastos Gonçalves, PJ Koudstaal and HJ Verhagen
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.
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