Innominate artery dissection with presentation of sudden right frontal desaturation detected by cerebral oximetry in complicated thoracic aortic aneurysm repair surgery: A case report

Shen Chih Wang, Po Han Lo, Juo Lan Shen, Chun Che Shih, Wen Kuei Chang, Kwok Hon Chan, Pin Tarng Chen

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Cerebral oximetry is a noninvasive bedside monitor for cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2). A patient with a thoracic aneurysm underwent combined surgical and endovascular repair. A sudden decrease in right rSO 2 led to the finding of acute innominate artery dissection. Immediate repair was instituted. Sudden asymmetry of rSO2 may be a warning sign of underlying pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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