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Neuroendoscopic procedures are increasing in frequency in neurosurgical practice. We describe the anesthetic technique and the perioperative complications found in 100 neuroendoscopic interventions performed at our institution. Cranial tumor biopsy or retrieval (62%) and cisternostomy for hydrocephalus (33%) were the most frequent indications for(More)
Intermittent high peak pressure values inside the endoscope during neuroendoscopic surgical procedures are associated with postoperative morbidity. Unexpected delay in awakening is the complication most frequently observed by the anesthesiologist as a result of high peak pressure values inside the endoscope. During eight neuroendoscopic procedures the(More)
Normal saline solution is currently used as the ventricular irrigation fluid during neuroendoscopic procedures. The aim of this study is to determine the alterations in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) composition after neuroendoscopic interventions. Twenty nine patients who underwent a neuroendoscopic procedure under general anaesthesia were studied.(More)
OBJECT Extensive surgical resection remains nowadays the best treatment available for most intra-axial brain tumours. However, postoperative sequelae can outweigh the potential benefits of surgery. The goal of this study has been to review the results of this treatment in our Department in order to quantify morbidity and mortality and determine predictive(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Whereas fMRI postprocessing tools used in research are accurate but unwieldy, those used for clinical practice are user-friendly but are less accurate. We aimed to determine whether commercial software for fMRI postprocessing is accurate enough for clinical practice. METHODS Ten volunteers underwent fMRI while performing motor and(More)
  • E Cordero, J Enseñat, J Macho, J J González, M Sánchez, C Fernández +3 others
  • 2010
OBJECTIVE The authors' objective is to report the initial appreciations on the use of the intraoperative near-infrared indocyanine green videoangiography during aneurysm surgery in our center. METHOD 10 surgical procedures have been made in 9 patients, 5 males and 4 females between 27 and 61 years old with an average of age of 49 years during a time of 10(More)
The management of pineal tumours remains controversial. During 1994 we treated four consecutive adults (16-44 yrs) harbouring a pineal tumour with a neuroendoscopic procedure. All of them presented with hydrocephalus. Pre-operative workup included cranial computerized tomography (CT), craniospinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and serum levels of(More)
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