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Trigemino Cardiac Reflex: A Finding in Skull Base Surgery That Could be Catastrophic- A Review of Literature

Volume 10 - Issue 3

Eghosa Morgan*1,2, Obasi Okezie Kanu3, Babatunde Adetunmbi3 and Adeniji Adesida4

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    • 1 Department of Surgery, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
    • 2 Department of Surgery, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
    • 3 Department of Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos
    • 4 Department of Anesthesia, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos
    • *Corresponding author: Eghosa Morgan, Department of Surgery, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria

Received: October 11, 2018;   Published: October 26, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.10.001954

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Abstract

Skull base surgery is an integral part of neurosurgical endeavor, the presence of vital neural structures located there as well as exit/entry foramina for cranial nerves and blood vessels poses a great challenge to the neurosurgeon who must do all possible to preserve this structures during neurosurgical intervention and as well as the neuroanaesthetist who had to continuously monitored neuro-vital signs which guide the surgeon in view of structure such as the brainstem which controls cardiorespiratory activities located in the skull base. These vital structures regulate the dynamic body reflexes (cardiorespiratory center) and cranial nerves important for control of body function.

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