Vasospasm following tumor removal

Report of5 cases

L. Cervoni, M. Salvati, A. Santoro

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Abstract

Cerebral vasospasm is a clinical/angiographical condition frequently observed after a subarachnoid hemorrhage due to the rupture of an intracranial aneurysm. Twenty cases of vasospasm observed after the removal of cerebral tumors have been reported in the literature; we here report on a further five. The time of onset of symptomatic vasospasm was 3-7 days after surgery; three of the patients died of an ischémie event induced by the vasospasm and two survive. Although no angiographie confirmation was obtained in our cases, serial transcranial Doppier (TCD) flow velocities were always high. It is suggested that the TCD-revealed accumulation of blood in the basal cisterns observed in all cases may have been responsible for this unusual condition, and it is therefore important to consider vasospasm as a probable etiological cause of clinical deterioration in patients undergoing the surgical removal of a cerebral tumor. For this reason, whenever any neurological deterioration occurs in such patients, it is advisable to perform TCD in order to verify the presence of any vasospasm and promptly commence suitable treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Intracranial Vasospasm
Neoplasms
Intracranial Aneurysm
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Rupture
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebral vasospasm
  • Transcranial doppler

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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Cervoni, L., Salvati, M., & Santoro, A. (1996). Vasospasm following tumor removal: Report of5 cases. Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 17(4), 291-294.

Vasospasm following tumor removal : Report of5 cases. / Cervoni, L.; Salvati, M.; Santoro, A.

In: Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1996, p. 291-294.

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Cervoni, L, Salvati, M & Santoro, A 1996, 'Vasospasm following tumor removal: Report of5 cases', Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 291-294.
Cervoni, L. ; Salvati, M. ; Santoro, A. / Vasospasm following tumor removal : Report of5 cases. In: Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1996 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 291-294.
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