Adenosine for temporary flow arrest during intracranial aneurysm surgery: a single-center retrospective review.

@article{Bendok2011AdenosineFT,
  title={Adenosine for temporary flow arrest during intracranial aneurysm surgery: a single-center retrospective review.},
  author={Bernard R. Bendok and Dhanesh K. Gupta and Rudy J. Rahme and Christopher Sean Eddleman and Joseph G. Adel and Arun K. Sherma and Daniel L Surdell and John Farouk Bebawy and Antoun H Koht and H. Hunt Batjer},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={815-20; discussion 820-1}
}
BACKGROUND Clip application for temporary occlusion is not always practical or feasible. Adenosine is an alternative that provides brief periods of flow arrest that can be used to advantage in aneurysm surgery, but little has been published on its utility for this indication. OBJECTIVE To report our 2-year consecutive experience with 40 aneurysms in 40 patients for whom we used adenosine to achieve temporary arterial occlusion during aneurysm surgery. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed our… CONTINUE READING