Title: Monitoring cerebral ischemia during cerebrovascular surgery

Authors: Hong Zhang1, Lingzhong Meng2, Russ Lyon3, Dong-Xin Wang1

Institutions: 1 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing 100083, China; 2 Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA; 3 Department of Neuromonitoring, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.

Abstract: Patients undergoing intracranial cerebrovascular surgery under general anesthesia are at risk of cerebral ischemia due to the nature of the surgery and/or the underlying cerebrovascular occlusive disease. It is thus imperative to reliably and continuously monitor cerebral perfusion during this type of surgery to timely reverse ischemic processes. The aim of this review is to discuss the techniques currently available for monitoring cerebral ischemia during cerebrovascular surgery with a focus on the advantages and disadvantages of each technique.

Keywords: cerebrovascular surgery, cerebral ischemia, intraoperative monitoring

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J Biomed Res published on December 30th, 2015, doi:10.7555/JBR.31.20150106