PARAPLEGIA AFTER A FROZEN ELEPHANT TRUNK PROCEDURE Successful reversal
by immediate spinal liquor drainage
AbstractWe report a patient who presented with paraplegia after ascending aorta
and arch replacement using the frozen elephant trunk technique.
Immediate postoperatively cerebrospinal fluid drainage allowed
successful reversal of spinal chord injury. Early awakening of patients
following a frozen elephant technique is mandatory because it allows
recognition and treatment of this complication by prompt cerebrospinal