Spinal Cord Hypothermia without Systemic Hypothermia
P.D. Purdy, R.L. Novakovic, B.P. Giles, S.L. Miller, M.S. Riegel
American Society of Neuroradiology, 2013
Five Yucatan swine underwent catheterization of the subarachnoid space and infusion of room temperature, chilled, and iced PL solutions into the cervical spinal canal. Recovery from hypothermia was recorded by placing thermocouples within the spinal cord and subarachnoid space. Results demonstrated that hypothermia as low as 16.8°C is feasible in the spinal cord with retention of systemic normothermia.