Effects of intraoperative hyperthermia on peripheral nerves: neurological and electrophysiological studies.

@article{Vujaskovi1994EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of intraoperative hyperthermia on peripheral nerves: neurological and electrophysiological studies.},
  author={Zeljko Vujaskovi{\'c} and Stephen Gillette and Barbara E. Powers and Susan M Larue and Edward L Gillette and Thomas B. Borak and Rebecca J Scott and Thomas P. Ryan and Thomas Anthony Colacchio},
  journal={International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group},
  year={1994},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={41-9}
}
The tolerance of peripheral nerves to heat may limit the heat dose which can be applied to tumours. This may be particularly important in intraoperative hyperthermia (IOHT) for pelvic and retroperitoneal tumours. Furthermore the effects of hyperthermia alone must be known before its effects can be assessed in combination with irradiation. In this study injury to sciatic nerves was evaluated in 30 beagle dogs for 1 year following IOHT. IOHT was performed using a water circulating hyperthermia… CONTINUE READING