Acute sinus arrhythmia during surgery in the fourth ventricle: An indicator of brain-stem irritation

J. C. Drummond, M. M. Todd

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Abstract

We have observed an additional cardiovascular sign that may indicate brain stem injury. Two patients undergoing resection of posterior fossa tumors abruptly developed marked sinus arrhythmia during dissection on the floor of the fourth ventricle. This report details those cases an speculates as to the mechanism and implication of an acute sinus arrhythmia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-235
Number of pages4
JournalAnesthesiology
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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