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2022 Aug



Safety of cerebrospinal fluid drainage for spinal cord ischemia prevention in thoracic endovascular aortic repair.


Spratt JR, Walker KL, Wallen TJ, Neal D, Zasimovich Y, Arnaoutakis GJ, Martin TD, Back MR, Scali ST, Beaver TM
JTCVS Tech. 2022 Aug; 14:9-28.
PMID: 35967198.


Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is associated with permanent neurologic deficit and decreased survival. Prophylactic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage (CSFD) in TEVAR is controversial. We evaluated the usage of CSFD in TEVAR at our tertiary aortic center.