[Carotid endarterectomy under cervical epidural anesthesia].

@article{Asano1993CarotidEU,
  title={[Carotid endarterectomy under cervical epidural anesthesia].},
  author={Yoshitaka Asano and M. Hasuo and S Shimosawa and Fumitaka Nakamura and Keiichi Sunohara},
  journal={No shinkei geka. Neurological surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={
          787-91
        }
}
General anesthesia for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) imposes the need for various monitorings of cerebral function during occlusion of the carotid artery. However, there is no ideal method for detecting all the signs of cerebrovascular insufficiency under general anesthesia. We suggest that the patient's neurological state is the best monitor of cerebral function. Therefore, our patients underwent cervical epidural anesthesia (EDA) enabling them to remain conscious while experiencing analgesia… CONTINUE READING