Cervical spinal cord stimulation increases cerebral cortical blood flow in an experimental cerebral vasospasm model


Karadag O., Eroglu E., Gurelik M., Goksel H., Kilic E., Gulturk S.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.147, no.1, pp.79-84, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s.00701-004-0410-5
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-84

Abstract

Background. Cerebral microcirculatory changes during cerebral vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) are still controversial and uncertain. The aim of our study is to demonstrate that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) augments cerebral cortical microcirculatory blood flow in an experimental cerebral vasospasm model by using Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF).