awake neurosurgery

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awake neurosurgery

Neurosurgery performed on a patient who is awake enough to describe sensations or contractions evoked by the surgeon who performs intraoperative electrocorticography and cortical mapping to better delineate tissue that can be removed. Awake neurosurgery helps minimise the loss of functional tissue.
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3 Various modalities have been tried in order to improve extent of tumour resection, including neuronavigation, intra-operative ultrasound, intra-operative MRI (iMRI), awake craniotomy and more recently, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence guidance.
Awake craniotomy is indicated for resection of supra-tentorial tumors in eloquent cortex, where it is beneficial to be able to monitor patient speech as well as motor and visual functions.
The awake craniotomy technique is well established for surgical treatment of epilepsy, and only recently it has become more popular for surgical management of supratentorial tumours, arteriovenous malformations and mycotic aneurysms near critical regions of the brain [1].
He thanked the anesthesia, neurophysiology and neurosurgery teams as well as the whole nurse staff for performing the 100-percent awake craniotomy surgery, enabling removal of the whole tumor from an eloquent speech area safely and quickly.
Zemmoura and colleagues evaluated their hypnosis technique in 37 patients undergoing awake craniotomy, mainly for low-grade gliomas, between 2011 and 2015.
One of the three acts is a simulation of an awake craniotomy, which the audience experiences on wireless headphones.
The procedure, called an awake craniotomy, was carried out under local anaesthetic with Debbie conscious and communicative for most of the four hours in theatre.
The response was so overwhelming that two more surgeries were Twittered in March, the second of which was an awake craniotomy.
Intraoperative neurological monitoring in awake craniotomy.
Plasma ropivacaine levels following scalp block for awake craniotomy.