Effect of the degree of head elevation on the incidence and severity of venous air embolism in cranial neurosurgical procedures with patients in the semisitting position


TÜRE H., HARPUT M., BEKİROĞLU G. N. , KESKİN Ö., Koner O., Ture U.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, cilt.128, sa.5, ss.1560-1569, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 128 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3171/2017.1.jns162489
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1560-1569

Özet

OBJECTIVE The semisitting position of a patient confers numerous advantages in various neurosurgical procedures, but venous air embolism is one of the associated complications of this position. To date, no prospective studies of the relationship between the degree of head elevation and the rate and severity of venous air embolism for patients undergoing a procedure in this position have been performed. In this study, the authors compared changes in the severity of venous air embolism according to the degree of head elevation (30 degrees or 45 degrees) in patients undergoing an elective cranial neurosurgical procedure in the semisitting position.