Intraoperative evaluation of cerebral hemodynamics using directional Doppler technique. Part 2: Saccular aneurysms

J Neurosurg. 1979 May;50(5):570-7. doi: 10.3171/jns.1979.50.5.0570.


The use of a pulsed echo Doppler technique during procedures for occlusion of intracranial aneurysms is described. Saccular aneurysms can be located with reference to probe position and depth setting. Tracings of intra-aneurysmal flow are presented, and the characteristic flow pattern is disucssed. Special emphasis has been placed on the parent artery flow, particularly the effect of lumen reduction on flow velocity. Results of flow velocity studies on the cognate (direct) and collateral flow in the middle cerebral artery and the proximal anterior cerebral artery are presented and discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Flow Velocity
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation*
  • Collateral Circulation
  • Diagnostic Techniques, Surgical
  • Doppler Effect*
  • Hemodynamics*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / physiopathology
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / diagnosis
  • Methods
  • Physical Phenomena
  • Physics*
  • Ultrasonography*