Prevention of spinal cord ischemia by cerebrospinal fluid drainage during the endovascular treatment of extensive aortic pathologies

      Spinal cord ischemia is a dramatic complication of extended endovascular aortic repair. Preventive measures are necessary to reduce its occurrence. The preventive use of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage is controversial. This work reports the experience of our center after introduction of a protocol of prevention of spinal cord ischemia including CSF drainage.
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