Selective posterior cerebral artery injection of amytal: new method of preoperative memory testing.

@article{Jack1989SelectivePC,
  title={Selective posterior cerebral artery injection of amytal: new method of preoperative memory testing.},
  author={Clifford R. Jack and Douglas A. Nichols and Frank W. Sharbrough and W Richard Marsh and Ronald C. Petersen and N S Hinkeldey and Robert J. Ivnik and Gregory D. Cascino and Duane M. Ilstrup},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={1989},
  volume={64 8},
  pages={965-75}
}
The carotid Amytal test (Wada test) was introduced, in 1948 by Wada, to localize speech function before temporal lobectomy in patients with medically refractory epilepsy, and it remains the standard for that purpose. The same test has also been used since 1962 to evaluate memory function; however, the adequacy of the test in this application has been viewed with increasing skepticism in recent years. Therefore, we developed an alternative to the Wada test. It consists of selective injection of… CONTINUE READING

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