Anesthesia for Cerebrovascular Lesions

  • Shiwani Jain
  • Manish Kumar Marda


Cerebrovascular lesions include a wide array of conditions involving the arteries and veins of the cerebral circulation. Lesions such as carotid artery stenosis, Moyamoya disease, and cerebral arteriovenous malformations have complex pathophysiology, and the spectrum of symptoms can range from headache, transient ischemic attack, ischemic stroke, and seizures to potentially fatal intracerebral hemorrhage. The anesthetic management of these conditions can be very challenging because patients can be of extremes of age with multisystem involvement. Perioperative optimization is a priority; however sometimes patients present with imminent life-threatening crisis and need to be taken up for emergency surgery.


Carotid endarterectomy Carotid artery stenting Moyamoya disease EDAS Arteriovenous malformation Intracerebral hemorrhage Vein of Galen malformation Dural AV fistula 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiwani Jain
    • 1
  • Manish Kumar Marda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical CareMax Super Speciality Hospital VaishaliGhaziabadIndia

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