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Bronchial artery embolization: monitoring with somatosensory evoked potentials. Work in progress.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3295987     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Surgery remains the treatment of choice for massive and recurrent hemoptysis. In some instances, however, immediate surgical intervention is contraindicated. In these situations, bronchial artery embolization (BAE) has proved to be a successful definitive treatment for non-surgical candidates and a palliative therapy in patients requiring hemodynamic stabilization prior to surgery. The most serious complication of BAE is spinal cord ischemia. This relates directly to the potential anastomotic connections between the bronchial circulation and the anterior spinal artery. Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) have been used in the past to monitor spinal cord ischemia during procedures that threaten the vascularity of the spinal cord. The authors report two cases in which SSEPs were employed to monitor spinal cord ischemia during bronchial artery embolization.
Authors:
J F Schrodt; G J Becker; J A Scott; C H Warren; S V Benenati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  164     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1987 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-23     Completed Date:  1987-07-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Bronchial Arteries* / radiography
Bronchoscopy
Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects,  methods*
Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory*
Hemoptysis / diagnosis,  therapy
Humans
Ischemia / diagnosis,  etiology
Male
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
Spinal Cord / blood supply
Subtraction Technique

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