The Influence of Volatile Anesthetics on Cerebral Blood Flow and Cerebral Autoregulation

  • H. Van Aken
  • G.-M. Hauss
  • T. Brüssel
  • W. Fitch
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 185)


The intracranial space, which is surrounded by cranial bone, can be divides into several compartments; in normal adults it consists of: 700–900 ml glia, 500–700 ml neurons, 100–150 ml blood (arterial and venous), 100–150 ml cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and >75 ml extracellular fluid (ECF).


Cerebral Blood Flow Mean Arterial Pressure Volatile Anesthetic Minimal Alveolar Concentration Cerebral Autoregulation 
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  • H. Van Aken
  • G.-M. Hauss
  • T. Brüssel
  • W. Fitch

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