Resection of a large temporooccipital parenchymal arteriovenous fistula by using deep hypothermic circulatory bypass. Case report

Fredric B. Meyer, Robert E. Grady, Martin D. Abel, Douglas A. Nichols, Sergio S. Caminha, Richard A. Robb, Lisa M. Bates

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The authors believe this to be the first published case in which a deep hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass was used to facilitate resection of a large parenchymal arteriovenous fistula. The use of this procedure facilitated resection of the lesion by allowing compression and manipulation of large venous varices that were overlying the deeper arterial feeding vessels. The surgical rationale, technique, and intra- and postoperative management are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)934-939
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1997



  • Cerebral arteriovenous fistula
  • Circulatory arrest
  • Hypothermia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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