Diagnosis and treatment of postoperative cerebral vasospasm.


A series of 17 patients who developed severe neurologic deficit due to postoperative cerebral vasospasm is presented. All underwent confirmatory postoperative cerebral angiography. Treatment included controlled hypertension, hyperventilation, over-transfusion of whole blood and colloids, and infusion of low molecular weight dextran. Neurologic deficits were… (More)


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