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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doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2012.08.066, hdl.handle.net/1765/38910
Journal of Vascular Surgery
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Mees, B.M.E, Bastos Gonçalves, F.M.V, Koudstaal, P.J, & Verhagen, H.J.M. (2013). Late neurological recovery of paraplegia after endovascular repair of an infected thoracic aortic aneurysm. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 57(2), 521–524. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2012.08.066