Day surgery awake craniotomy has been recently proposed for patients harbouring supratentorial brain tumours. This technique has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in a large cohort of patients operated by one neurosurgeon at the University of Toronto. The aim of this paper is to present a technical description of the protocol that has been adopted for these patients and a discussion of relevant practical issues which may arise. In particular, patient eligibility criteria are briefly discussed and intra- and post-operative management are presented. Key messages for those who are going to start to perform day surgery awake craniotomies include the preparation of a fast, simple and standardized protocol for the treatment of these patients and cooperation among patients and their care-givers (surgeon, anesthetist, nurses, family members).

Carrabba, G., Venkatraghavan, L., Bernstein, M. (2008). Day surgery awake craniotomy for removing brain tumours: Technical note describing a simple protocol. MINIMALLY INVASIVE NEUROSURGERY, 51(4), 208-210 [10.1055/s-2008-1073132].

Day surgery awake craniotomy for removing brain tumours: Technical note describing a simple protocol

G. Carrabba;
2008

Abstract

Day surgery awake craniotomy has been recently proposed for patients harbouring supratentorial brain tumours. This technique has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in a large cohort of patients operated by one neurosurgeon at the University of Toronto. The aim of this paper is to present a technical description of the protocol that has been adopted for these patients and a discussion of relevant practical issues which may arise. In particular, patient eligibility criteria are briefly discussed and intra- and post-operative management are presented. Key messages for those who are going to start to perform day surgery awake craniotomies include the preparation of a fast, simple and standardized protocol for the treatment of these patients and cooperation among patients and their care-givers (surgeon, anesthetist, nurses, family members).
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Awake anaesthesia; Awake craniotomy; Brain mapping; Day surgery;
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Carrabba, G., Venkatraghavan, L., Bernstein, M. (2008). Day surgery awake craniotomy for removing brain tumours: Technical note describing a simple protocol. MINIMALLY INVASIVE NEUROSURGERY, 51(4), 208-210 [10.1055/s-2008-1073132].
Carrabba, G; Venkatraghavan, L; Bernstein, M
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