Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 1998 , Vol 8 , Num 2
H. Murat GÖKSEL1, Mustafa GÜRELİK1, İbrahim ÖZTOPRAK2, Uğur TURAÇLAR3
1Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Sivas
2Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Sivas
3Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fizyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Sivas
Cerebral vasospasm is a major complication of subarachnoid haemorrhage. Hence no effective treatment exists for vasospasm, morbidity and mortality after SAH is still high. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an effective method for treatment of peripheral vascular disorders, angina pectoris and some other chronic pain states. It is also reported that, SCS has a positive effect on cerebral blood flow in cerebral ischemic conditions. However, there are a few studies about the effect of SCS on cerebral vasospasm. In this study, the effect of SCS on cerebral vasospasm is investigated. Cerebral vasospasm was produced in rabbits and the effect of SCS was evaluated via transcranial Doppler ultrasonograpy. The result of our study is a significant decrease of cerebral blood flow velocity after SCS which points to an improvement in cerebral vasospasm. Anahtar Kelimeler : Cerebral vasospasm, Doppler ultrasonograpy, spinal cord stimulation, subarachnoid haemorrhage