Cannula malposition during antegrade cerebral perfusion for aortic surgery: role of cerebral oximetry.

PURPOSE To describe the use of cerebral oximetry to detect a lack of right cerebral perfusion resulting from a malpositioned catheter used for antegrade cerebral perfusion during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA). The simple corrective surgical adjustment that followed averted a potentially serious complication. CLINICAL FEATURES A 57-yr-old male… CONTINUE READING