Paraplegia following percutaneous balloon angioplasty of aortic coarctation: A case report

Gian Paolo Ussia, Maurizio Marasini, Giacomo Pongiglione

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Abstract

Balloon angioplasty of recurrent coarctation of the aorta is considered a low-risk procedure with high success rate. In the literature, the major complications are death, rupture of the aorta, recoarctation, aneurysm formation, cerebrovascular accident, and femoral artery thrombosis. Spinal cord ischemia as an unusual complication of balloon angioplasty is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-513
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Ischemia
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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