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Spinal Cord Injury and Protection 

Spinal Cord Injury and Protection
Spinal Cord Injury and Protection

Rehan Siddiqui

and Rae M. Allain

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date: 22 February 2020

Chapter 8 discusses postoperative paraplegia or paraparesis due to spinal cord injury (SCI), which is a devastating complication that continues to pose a major risk to patients undergoing surgery of the thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta. It covers significant work that has contributed to improved descriptions of the epidemiology and risks factors for this complication, a better understanding of the mechanism of injury, and better identification of measures to prevent or reduce the risk.

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