Effect of Preexisting STA-MCA Bypass on rCBF and SSEP’s Following Acute Stroke in Dogs

  • Christopher M. Loftus
  • Julius A. Silvidi
  • Daniel D. Bernstein


This study was predicated on the hypothesis that a preexisting extracranial to intracranial bypass can support hemispheric blood flow even in the face of an acute severe proximal vascular occlusion, and that delayed reopening of a bypass graft may also provide significant restoration of flow to a profoundly ischemic hemisphere. It was also designed to investigate the possible preservation of somatosensory evoked responses (SSEP’s) by bypass blood flow and the potential for return, if any, of SSEP function following delayed revascularization.


Superficial Temporal Artery Bypass Flow Ischemic Zone Intact System Reference Blood Sample 
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© Springer Japan 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher M. Loftus
    • 1
  • Julius A. Silvidi
    • 2
  • Daniel D. Bernstein
    • 3
  1. 1.The Cerebrovascular Neurosurgical LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.Iowa City Veterans Administration HospitalUSA
  3. 3.The University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsUSA

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