Regional Spinal Cord Cooling Using a Countercurrent Closed-Lumen Epidural Catheter

Hideyuki Shimizu, Atsuo Mori, Tatsuya Yamada, Akiko Ishikawa, Hideyuki Okano, Junzo Takeda, Ryohei Yozu

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We developed a method of regional spinal cord cooling by using an epidural catheter containing cold saline in its isolated counter-current lumen. We describe the clinical application of this innovative procedure to the prevention of paraplegia during surgery for thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1312-1313
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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