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Medida da velocidade de fluxo nas artérias cerebrais utilizando ultra-som Doppler transfontanela antes e após o tratamento cirúrgico da hidrocefalia

Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria 01/1999; DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X1999000500015
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ABSTRACT Vinte e sete crianças portadoras de hidrocefalia de diversas etiologias, diagnosticadas pelo exame clínico, neurosonografia e tomografia cerebral computadorizada, foram submetidas a avaliação por ultra-som Doppler (US-Doppler) transfontanela para medida da velocidade de fluxo sanguíneo e cálculo do índice de resistência (IR) nas artérias cerebrais anteriores, médias e carótidas internas. Todas as crianças foram submetidas a avaliações no pré-operatório e no 1º, 7º, 30º e 60º dias do pós-operatório. Concluímos ser a técnica de neurosonografia e US-Doppler útil no diagnóstico da hidrocefalia, na indicação e controle das derivações liquóricas e no acompanhamento das modificações dos valores do IR comparando-os no pré e pós-operatório imediato e tardio do tratamento cirúrgico da hidrocefalia. Os resultados obtidos permitiram-nos ainda, pela comparação dos valores do IR entre as diversas artérias avaliadas nos diferentes estágios do estudo, concluir serem as artérias cerebrais anteriores representativas das alterações máximas que ocorrem na resistência vascular cerebral em pacientes pediátricos portadores de hidrocefalia.

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