Objectives: In this study, we aimed to evaluate anesthesia applications of the patients underwent invasive interventional neuroradiology applications.
Materials and methods: Between June 2004 and October 2004, 152 emergency or elective adult patients who were undergone general anesthesia were evaluated retrospectively. Information about the patients was taken from radiology, anesthesia notes and university’s information system. Patients were evaluated in terms of age, gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists score, indication of application, the existence of concomitant diseases, anesthesia technique, anesthetic medications and the possibility of whether patient were in intensive care unit.
Results: Of all, 55.3% of the patients (n=84) were female and 44,7% (n=68) were male. General anesthesia was applied in all cases and propofol was preferred mostly in induction and sevoflurane was preferred in maintenance. Surgically, 81,6% of the patients was elective and 18,4% was emergency patients. Diagnoses of patients were as follow: Cerebral aneurysm 63,8%, arteriovenous malformation 19,7%, thrombolytic therapy 8%, tumor embolization 5,3% and carotid stenting 3,2%. Totally 58 patients were taken into intensive care unit and 6 of these died.
Conclusions: In order to provide a safe and efficient patient care, we think that permanent anesthesia equipment is necessary together with good physical conditions of the operation room, proficiency of neuroradiologist, the close relationship between the patient and anesthetist and a good knowledge of underlying neuropathology.