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Vertebral artery reconstruction using microanastomosis and intraoperative neuromonitoring: a case report from Santiago, Chile.
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PMID:  18680896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Jorge Mura, M.D. performed the microsurgery presented in this report on August 22, 2006 at the Institute of Neurosurgery Asenjo in Santiago, Chile. A highly vascularized tumor was present in the patient's only functional vertebral artery. Intraoperative neuromonitoring was conducted throughout the procedure. Following resection of the tumor and completion of the vertebral artery microanastomosis, somatosensory evoked potentials were improved from baseline potentials. Motor function was stable throughout the procedure. A post-operative computerized tomography (CT) angiogram showed that the reconstructed artery was normal and three times the size of the right vertebral artery. The patient had no post operative deficits. The preliminary result of the biopsy was an angiofibroma.
Marie Tedesco Scott; Megan Roper; Jorge Mura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of electroneurodiagnostic technology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1086-508X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Electroneurodiagnostic Technol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-06     Completed Date:  2008-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607038     Medline TA:  Am J Electroneurodiagnostic Technol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
NeuroMatrix, Miami, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods*
Electroencephalography / methods*
Electromyography / methods*
Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory
Intraoperative Care / methods*
Microsurgery / methods
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Neoplasms / blood supply,  diagnosis,  surgery
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*
Vertebral Artery / surgery*

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