Sensitivity, specificity and impact on preoperative neuromonitoring of surgical strategy by somatosensory evoked potentials in vascular surgery performed in deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.
S Ghariani, J Spaey, L Liard, R Verhelst, G El Khoury, P Noirhomme, Y d'Udekem, A Matta, R Dion, JM Guerit
NEUROPHYSIOLOGIE CLINIQUE-CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY | EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER | Published : 1998
AIM: Median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) monitoring performed in deep hypothermic circulatory arrest is useful in determining when brain cooling may sufficiently permit circulatory arrest, and to immediately indicate when brain injury occurs. The aim of this retrospective study, including 58 patients, is to determine SEP sensitivity, specificity and impact on the surgical strategy. METHOD: Sensitivity was determined on patients presenting new neurological complications. Specificity was measured on the patients without any new neurological defect. The impact of intraoperative SEP on the surgical strategy was determined when the occurrence of SEP alterations had provoked a modif..View full abstract