Spinal Cord Protection During Open and Endovascular Aortic Repair: State of the Art

  • Carlo SetacciEmail author
  • Marco Tadiello
  • Matteo Tozzi
  • Giancarlo Palasciano
  • Domenico Benevento
  • Gianmarco de Donato
  • Francesco Setacci


Spinal cord protection is still the Achilles’ heel of both open and endovascular aortic repair. The latest knowledge of the spinal cord vascular anatomy with the “collateral network concept” has led to the development of a series of adjuncts that aim to reduce the risk of spinal cord ischaemia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Setacci
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Tadiello
    • 1
  • Matteo Tozzi
    • 2
  • Giancarlo Palasciano
    • 1
  • Domenico Benevento
    • 1
  • Gianmarco de Donato
    • 1
  • Francesco Setacci
    • 3
  1. 1.Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurological SciencesUniversity of SienaSienaItaly
  2. 2.Vascular Surgery, Department of Medicine and SurgeryCircolo University Teaching Hospital, University of Insubria School of MedicineVareseItaly
  3. 3.Vascular Surgery UnitMultimedica Institute for Scientific ResearchMilanItaly

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