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Comparison of Transcranial Doppler Sonography and Cerebral Angiography for the Diagnosis of Cerebral Circulatory Arrest

  • W. Hassler
  • J. Pirschel
  • J. Gawlowski
  • E. Grote
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 17)

Abstract

Cervical Doppler examinations on clinically brain dead patients have been performed since the mid-1970s. BÜDINGEN et al. [4] described the] typical oscillating “compliance flow” patterns in the carotid and vertebral arteries which were explained by back-and-forth movements of the blood column in the presence of an intracranial circulatory ]stop. Today, transcranial Doppler sonography allows the insonation of basal cerebral arteries [1,2] which are directly affected by rising intracranial pressure [6,8]. The method might therefore be of diagnostic relevance for cerebral circulatory arrest and can be compared with the widely accepted method of cerebral angiography [3].

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Respiration Neurol Nial 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Hassler
    • 1
  • J. Pirschel
    • 1
  • J. Gawlowski
    • 1
  • E. Grote
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik TübingenTübingenGermany

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