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Evaluation of cerebral oximetry during endovascular treatment of carotid-cavernous fistula
Author(s): Manuel Dujovny; Mukesh Misra; M. Serdar Alp; Gerard Debrun; F. T. Charbel; Victor Aletich; James I. Ausman
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Paper Abstract

Endovascular treatment of carotid cavernous fistula is done routinely in our institution. We have been monitoring these patients with transcranial cerebral oximetry. The transcranial cerebral oximeter is a reliable, low-cost, non-invasive device that provides real-time evaluation of regional brain oxygen saturation during and after endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. We used the INVOS 3100A (Somanetics, Troy, MI) in our study. We discuss seven patients with carotid-cavernous fistulas treated by endovascular balloon occlusion, each monitored continuously before, during, and after the procedure with transcranial cerebral oximetry. The cerebral oxygen saturation depicted was directly related to the side of the venous drainage of the fistula, with the brain oxygen saturation 15 - 20% higher on the side of the venous drainage. Following endovascular occlusion of the fistula, oxygen saturation gradually became equal on both sides. In our patients treated for carotid-cavernous fistula, we evaluated the sensitivity and usefulness of cerebral oximetry as an important non-invasive monitoring tool for the endovascular treatment of carotid-cavernous fistula.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2979, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue: Theory, Instrumentation, Model, and Human Studies II, (18 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280280
Show Author Affiliations
Manuel Dujovny, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Mukesh Misra, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
M. Serdar Alp, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Gerard Debrun, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
F. T. Charbel, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Victor Aletich, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
James I. Ausman, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2979:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue: Theory, Instrumentation, Model, and Human Studies II
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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