Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume 5, 1977, Pages 118-123
Serious cerebral complications following unilateral ligation of the internal jugular vein
Jürgen Rolffs1 and Rainer Schmelzle1
Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (Head: Prof. N. Schwenzer, M.D., D.M.D.), School of Dental Medicine, University of Tübingen, West-Germany
Serious intracranial sequelae of unilateral internal jugular vein ligation or resection are extremely rare. 22 cases including our own, were found in the literature, eight of them with a fatal outcome. Factors involved such as abnormalities of the cerebral venous sinus system, controlled hypotension, hypovolemia, posture, and dressings are discussed, as well as safeguards and possible preoperative diagnostic measures.
22 cases of serious intracranial sequealae after ligation of a single internal jugular vein....
I would be interested in reading more about the factors involved. Has anyone else read this one?