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Free Article with CME: Intraoperative Seizures During Awake Craniotomy

Background: Awake craniotomy (AC) for removal of intra-axial brain tumors is a well-established procedure. However, the occurrence and consequences of intraoperative seizures during AC have not been well characterized.

Objective: To analyze the incidence, risk factors, and consequences of seizures during AC.

Methods: The database of AC at Tel Aviv Medical Center between 2003 to 2011 was reviewed. Occurrences of intraoperative seizures were analyzed with respect to medical history, medications, tumor characteristics, and postoperative outcome.

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June 27, 2013 at 8:00 AM

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Free Article: Awake Craniotomy vs Surgery Under General Anesthesia for Resection of Supratentorial Lesions

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BACKGROUND: The use of an awake craniotomy in the treatment of supratentorial lesions is a challenge for both patients and staff in the operation theater.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and effectiveness of an awake craniotomy with brain mapping in comparison with a craniotomy performed under general anesthesia.

METHODS: We prospectively compared 2 groups of patients who underwent surgery for supratentorial lesions: those in whom an awake craniotomy with intraoperative brain mapping was used (AC group, n = 214) and those in whom surgery was performed under general anesthesia (GA group, n = 361, including 72 patients with lesions in eloquent areas). The AC group included lesions in close proximity to the eloquent cortex that were surgically treated on an elective basis.

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Written by NEUROSURGERY® Editorial Office

April 28, 2011 at 9:28 AM


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