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Indian J Anaesth. 2011 Mar;55(2):160-2. doi: 10.4103/0019-5049.79897.

Axillary brachial plexus blockade in moyamoya disease?

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Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimation, Harran University Medical Faculty, Şanliurfa, Turkey.


Moyamoya disease is characterized by steno-occlusive changes of the intracranial internal carotid arteries. Cerebral blood flow and metabolism are strictly impaired. The goal in perioperative anaesthetic management is to preserve the stability between oxygen supply and demand in the brain. Peripheral nerve blockade allows excellent neurological status monitoring and maintains haemodynamic stability which is very important in this patient group. Herein, we present an axillary brachial plexus blockade in a moyamoya patient operated for radius fracture.


Brachial plexus block; moyamoya disease; orthopaedic surgery

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