Reversal of Renal Failure and Paraplegia After Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair

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Abstract

Re pair of ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms is complicated by high rates of perioperative paraplegia, renal insufficiency, and mortality. This report describes a patient with a ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in whom preoperative acute renal failure was reversed with hemodialysis, aortic replacement, and renal revascularization. Prompt cerebrospinal fluid drainage reversed delayed-onset postoperative paraplegia and led to immediate, complete neurologic recovery.

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