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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
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