Selective propofol injection into the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA Wada test) reduces adverse effects and enhances the reliability of the Wada test for determining speech dominance.

@article{Fujii2011SelectivePI,
  title={Selective propofol injection into the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA Wada test) reduces adverse effects and enhances the reliability of the Wada test for determining speech dominance.},
  author={Masazumi Fujii and Shigeru Miyachi and Noriaki Matsubara and Takeshi Kinkori and Shigenori Takebayashi and Takashi Izumi and Tomotaka Ohshima and Arihito Tsurumi and Osamu Hososhima and Toshihiko Wakabayashi and Jun Yoshida},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={75 3-4},
  pages={503-8}
}
OBJECT The Wada test is had been the most reliable for determining speech dominance. Drugs injected into the internal carotid artery, however, may be heterogeneously distributed as the result of asymmetry of the anterior cerebral arteries and the presence of a fetal-type posterior cerebral artery. Variations in drug distribution could occasionally alter… CONTINUE READING