A case of subarachnoid hemorrhage with different BIS values observed between the right and left forehead

Tomoaki Yatabe, Takeshi Yokoyama, Reiko Yokoyama, Hiroki Tokoroyama, Koichi Yamashita, Masanobu Manabe

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Abstract

We experienced a case of subarachnoid hemorrhage with different BIS values observed between the right and left forehead. A 71-year-old woman was scheduled for endovascular coiling. She had been already intubated and showed little response to painful stimulation without sedation (Japan coma scale ; III-200). Anesthesia was induced and maintained with propofol. BIS monitoring was started from the right forehead before anesthetic induction (r-BIS), and additional monitoring from the left side was started after induction (l-BIS). When the operation was started, l-BIS was 40 and r-BIS was 30. During the operation, l-BIS was always higher than r-BIS ; l-BIS was 49±10 and r-BIS was 37±7 (mean±SD). The difference between r-BIS and l-BIS was more than 10 for 68% of operation time. Since abnormal EEG pattern was observed, we concluded that abnormal EEG influenced BIS value, and l-BIS after anesthesia was higher than that of her actual conscious level. EEG of a patient with acute stroke sometimes shows an abnormal pattern. Anesthesiologists should keep in mind the possibility that an abnormal EEG might influence BIS value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1362-1364
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume56
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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