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Controversies in the anesthetic management of lumbar drains for endovascular aortic surgery

Sarah Marie Cardillo, Wendy K. Bernstein
2015 Global Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine  
Lumbar drain insertion is an integral aspect of perioperative care for patients undergoing thoracoabodminal aortic aneurysm (TAA) repair. It has been shown to reduce incidence of paraplegia when both open and endovascular technique is used. Controversy exists in terms of optimal management of these catheters. This commentary aims to present data as well as experienced recommendation in their use. Cardillo SM (2015) Controversies in the anesthetic management of lumbar drains for endovascular
more » ... or endovascular aortic surgery Volume 1(3): 65-67
doi:10.15761/gapm.1000117 fatcat:qcalbgha3fe6booubzu5m6rvfy