Does anatomical completeness of the circle of Willis correlate with sufficient cross-perfusion during unilateral cerebral perfusion?

@article{Urbanski2008DoesAC,
  title={Does anatomical completeness of the circle of Willis correlate with sufficient cross-perfusion during unilateral cerebral perfusion?},
  author={Paul P. Urbanski and Aristidis Lenos and Juan C Blume and Volker Ziegler and Bernd Griewing and Rainer Schmitt and Anno Diegeler and Michael Dinkel},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={402-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of anatomical completeness of the circle of Willis for sufficient brain perfusion during unilateral cerebral perfusion and the methodology of the preoperative and intraoperative functional assessments of adequate cross-perfusion. METHODS This prospective observational study included all elective patients (99) who underwent elective open arch surgery (hemiarch in 74 and arch replacement in 25 patients, respectively) at our institution… CONTINUE READING
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