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Transcranial cerebral oximetry in endovascular treatment of carotid-cavernous fistula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8880726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The transcranial cerebral oximeter is a reliable, low-cost, noninvasive device that provides real-time evaluation of regional brain oxygen saturation during endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. We discuss three patients with carotid-cavernous fistulae treated by endovascular balloon occlusion, each monitored continuously before, during, and after the procedure with transcranial cerebral oximetry. The cerebral oxygen saturation measured was directly related to the side of the venous drainage of the fistula, being 15-20% higher on that side. Following endovascular occlusion of the fistula, oxygen saturation gradually became equal on the two sides.
M Misra; M Dujovny; V Aletich; M S Alp; G M Debrun; J I Ausman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroradiology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0028-3940     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiology     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-21     Completed Date:  1997-02-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302751     Medline TA:  Neuroradiology     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  590-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arteriovenous Fistula / physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy
Brain / blood supply*
Carotid Artery, Internal
Cavernous Sinus
Cerebral Angiography
Dominance, Cerebral / physiology
Embolization, Therapeutic
Oximetry / instrumentation*
Regional Blood Flow / physiology
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*

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