Jugular Bulb Oximetry in Patients with Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation

  • Teruyasu Hirayama
  • Yoichi Katayama
  • Takashi Tsubokawa
Conference paper


Arterial blood flow directly through a shunt theoretically does not deliver oxygen to the brain tissue. The draining veins of an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) contain highly oxygenated blood [1], as evidenced by the intraoperative finding commonly denoted as red veins [2]. The jugular bulb oxygen saturation (SjO2) has been demonsttrated to reflect global cerebral hyperemia or ischemia sensitively [3–6]. In addition, fiberoptic technology is now available for continuous monitoring of SjO2 [3–5].


Arteriovenous Malformation Shunt Flow Jugular Bulb Embolization Procedure Preoperative Embolization 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teruyasu Hirayama
    • 1
  • Yoichi Katayama
    • 1
  • Takashi Tsubokawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryNihon University School of MedicineTokyo 173Japan

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