Propofol increased cerebral perfusion as compared with isoflurane during a cerebral angiography in a child with moyamoya disease

J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2003 Jan;15(1):50-4. doi: 10.1097/00008506-200301000-00009.


We report the case of a child with Moyamoya disease during a cerebral angiography procedure in which the effects of propofol on the cerebral perfusion were seen to be different compared with isoflurane. We suggest propofol was associated with a better preservation of cerebral circulation compared to isoflurane in this case of Moyamoya, as it maintained blood supply to the watershed areas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Anesthetics, Inhalation*
  • Anesthetics, Intravenous*
  • Cerebral Angiography*
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation / drug effects*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Electroencephalography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Isoflurane*
  • Moyamoya Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Moyamoya Disease / physiopathology*
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Propofol*


  • Anesthetics, Inhalation
  • Anesthetics, Intravenous
  • Isoflurane
  • Propofol