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Cerebrovasc Dis. 2008;25(6):580-6. doi: 10.1159/000132205. Epub 2008 May 16.

Transient hyperperfusion after superficial temporal artery/middle cerebral artery bypass surgery as a possible cause of postoperative transient neurological deterioration.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This study was designed to investigate the relationship between transient neurological deterioration and changes in cerebral perfusion after superficial temporal artery/middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass.

METHODS:

Clinical characteristics of the patients with postoperative transient neurological deterioration were analyzed in 120 STA-MCA bypass procedures for ischemic cerebral diseases, such as atherosclerotic disease and moyamoya disease. Serial brain single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was performed on 25 patients before surgery and on the third and tenth postoperative days. The hemispheric perfusion on SPECT was calculated semi-quantitatively using statistical parametric mapping and a probabilistic brain atlas.

RESULTS:

Among 120 procedures, there were 4 permanent postoperative neurological deficits (3.3%) and 20 postoperative transient neurologic deteriorations with unknown etiology (17%). In 25 patients analyzed for postoperative perfusion changes, cerebral perfusion increased on the third postoperative day and the increased perfusion negatively correlated with preoperative perfusion (correlation coefficient = -0.77; p < 0.001). Temporal changes and the location of transient hyperperfusion on SPECT correlated with the time course and neurological deficits associated with postoperative transient neurological deterioration in 3 patients.

CONCLUSIONS:

Postoperative transient relative hyperperfusion is a common phenomenon and may be one of the causes of postoperative transient neurological deterioration after STA-MCA bypass surgery for ischemic cerebral diseases.

PMID:
18483458
DOI:
10.1159/000132205
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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