Paraplegia after thoracoabdominal aortic surgery: Not just assisted circulation, hypothermic arrest, clamp and sew, or TEVAR

Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Annals of cardiothoracic surgery 09/2012; 1(3):365-72. DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2225-319X.2012.08.06
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