Intraoperative measurement of cortical blood flow and its CO2 response in childhood moyamoya disease.

@article{Nakao1987IntraoperativeMO,
  title={Intraoperative measurement of cortical blood flow and its CO2 response in childhood moyamoya disease.},
  author={Kojiro Nakao and Kazuaki Yamada and Toru Hayakawa and Tatsuya Tagawa and Toshiki Yoshimine and Yukitaka Ushio and Hiroshi Mogami},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={509-14}
}
Cortical blood flow was monitored during craniotomy for bypass surgery to treat childhood moyamoya disease. The patients were hyperventilated, and changes in cortical surface blood flow were detected by a heat clearance method with plate type thermocouple probes. End-tidal CO2 was monitored during hyperventilation to avoid excessive reduction of CO2. There were three types of blood flow responses to hyperventilation: simple reduction, prolonged reduction, and increase. Simple reduction was… CONTINUE READING