The differences in cerebral oxygenation among patients undergoing thyroidectomy in different positions and comparison of their effects on nausea-vomiting

Gunes H. Y., Goktas U., Kati I., Yuce H. H., Bartin S.

HEALTHMED, vol.6, no.12, pp.3894-3899, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: HEALTHMED
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.3894-3899
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Hyperextension of the patient's neck associated with distortion and vasospasm of the vertebral and internal carotid arteries intra-operatively. In this study we aimed to investigation of whether there is effects of supine, slight neck hyperextension and semi-seated and neck hyperextension positions of patients on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) via regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO(2)).