Late quadriplegia after adult coarctation repair

Paul Peters, Jeffrey W. Brennan, Clifford F. Hughes*, Martin McGee-Collett, Geoffrey Parker

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Quadriplegia developed suddenly 1 month after coarctation repair in a 53-year-old human. Cervical cord ischemia caused by thrombosis in an enlarged anterior spinal artery collateral was diagnosed on magnetic resonance scan and spinal angiography. After urgent cord decompression and anticoagulation there was neurologic improvement over a period of several months. Urgent investigation of neurologic abnormalities occurring late after coarctation repair may enable intervention to avert permanent neurologic sequelae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-270
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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