Case report: alterations in bispectral index following absolute alcohol embolization in a patient with intracranial arteriovenous malformation.

@article{Unnikrishnan2007CaseRA,
  title={Case report: alterations in bispectral index following absolute alcohol embolization in a patient with intracranial arteriovenous malformation.},
  author={K. P. Unnikrishnan and Prabhat Kumar Sinha and Kamath Sriganesh and Puthuvassery Raman Suneel},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2007},
  volume={54 11},
  pages={908-11}
}
PURPOSE We report a case of bispectral index (BIS) falling to zero during absolute alcohol embolization of an intracranial arteriovenous malformation (AVM) under anesthesia. This case highlights the unusual effect of a therapeutic dose of parenteral alcohol on the central nervous system using BIS monitoring. CLINICAL FEATURES A 29-yr-old male with a left parieto-occipital arteriovenous malformation underwent neuroendovascular embolization under general anesthesia. During injection of absolute… CONTINUE READING