The effect of intravenous indigo carmine on near-infrared cerebral oximetry.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The effects of IV-administered dyes on pulse oximetry have been well described. However, the effects on near-infrared cerebral oximetry have not been well documented. We report a series of four patients undergoing radical prostatectomy who were monitored with cerebral oximetry during surgery. After the administration of indigo carmine, intraoperative desaturations were observed for an extended period. Because clinical use of near-infrared cerebral oximetry is increasing, anesthesiologists should be aware of this issue.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McDonagh, DL; McDaniel, MR; Monk, TG

Published Date

  • September 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 105 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 704 - 706

PubMed ID

  • 17717227

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-7598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/01.ane.0000271917.20429.50


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States