Neurosurgical management of carotid sinus hypersensitivity. Report of three cases. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • Carotid sinus hypersensitivity (CSH) can cause severe bradycardia, hypotension, asystole, and cardiac arrest. Three patients with the combined (mixed) cardioinhibitory and vasodepressor form of CSH were studied with intensive cardiovascular monitoring. After medical management failed, the patients were successfully treated by transection of the glossopharyngeal nerve and upper rootlets of the vagus nerve at their exit from the brain stem. Methods of diagnosis of CSH, and the benefits and limitations of medical and surgical therapies are discussed.

publication date

  • November 1, 1987

Research

keywords

  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Carotid Sinus
  • Denervation

Identity

Scopus Document Identifier

  • 0023640682

PubMed ID

  • 3668646

Additional Document Info

volume

  • 67

issue

  • 5