Monitoring regional cerebral blood flow in balloon test occlusion as a diagnostic tool for therapeutical triage of patients with planned sacrifice of the internal carotid artery

D. Frey, G. Bohner, P. Horn & P. Vajkoczy
Objective: To integrate a novel method of monitoring regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) during balloon test occlusion (BTO) into the algorithm for indication of extracranial-intracranial (EC/IC) bypass surgery in patients with cerebral aneurysms necessitating vessel sacrifice. Methods: Nineteen[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]