Paraplegia as the First Manifestation of Cardiac Tamponade in a Patient after Stent Graft Implantation with Temporary Endocavitary Stimulation

Artur Milnerowicz, Aleksandra Milnerowicz and Maciej Antkiewicz

The aim of this paper is to present an unusual spectrum of symptoms observed in a patient subjected to implantation of a stent graft to the site of the thoracic-abdominal aortic aneurysm. The patient developed paraplegia which did not result from the spinal cord ischemia but eventually turned out to be a consequence of cardiac tamponade caused by atrial perforation with an endocavitary electrode. A multidisciplinary approach to the hereby reported case prevented severe, potentially fatal complications.