Protective Felix Culpa Effect of Superior Sympathetic Cervical Ganglion Degenerations on Prevention of Basilar Artery Spasm After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Preliminary Experimental Study

Sahin B., Kanat A., Karadag M. K., Demirtas R., Aydin M. D.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.164, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 164
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2022.05.063
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Basilar arteries, Degeneration, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Superior cervical ganglion, Vasospasm, VASOSPASM, ANEURYSMS, HYDROCEPHALUS, MECHANISM
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Posterior cerebral blood flow is regulated by the basilar arteries (BAs). Vasospasm of BAs can occur after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Superior cervical sympathetic ganglia (SCG) fibers have a vasoconstrictor effect on the BA. We aimed to investigate the relationship between the degenerated neuron density of the SCG and the severity of BA vasospasm after experimental SAH.