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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 June;39(3):291-3
Regional cerebral blood flow evaluated by 99mTc-HMPAO-SPECT in patients with axillo-axillary bypass for subclavian steal syndrome
Takeuchi K., Maida K., Midorikawa H., Noda H., Yoshida S., Suzuki S.*, Tanaka Sh.
From the Divisions of Cardiovascular Surgery Aomori General Hospital and First Department of Surgery*, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Japan
Background. Clear evidence of cerebral blood circulation has not been shown after axillo-axillary bypass surgery in patients with subclavian steal syndrome.
Methods. We investigated the cerebral circulation and blood flow in 3 patients receiving axillo-axillary bypass by RI angiography using 99mTc-dl hexamethyl propylene amine oxime (99mTc-HMPAO). Two patients had vertebral basilar cerebral symptoms which were related to decreased cerebral blood flow evidenced by 99mTc-HMPAO.
Results. After the correction, cerebral symptoms disappeared and improved cerebral blood circulation detected by 99mTc-HMPAO-SPECT.
Conclusions. We concluded that axillo-axillary bypass was a fairly effective procedure to improve cerebral blood circulation evidenced by 99mTc-HMPAO-SPECT.