Patients are selected for awake craniotomy when the planned procedure involves eloquent areas of the brain, necessitating an awake, cooperative patient capable of undergoing neurocognitive testing. Different anesthetic combinations, including neurolept, propofol with or without opioid infusions, and asleep-awake-asleep techniques, have been reported for… (More)
We describe a patient at 20-22 weeks gestation, with a known difficult airway, who underwent eight sessions of electroconvulsive therapy using the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway and controlled ventilation. The airway management options for brief periods of general anaesthesia in patients with increased gastric volume are discussed.
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by heterotopic ossification of soft connective and muscle tissues, often as the result of minor trauma. The sequelae include joint fusion, accumulation of calcified foci within soft tissues, thoracic insufficiency syndrome, and progressive immobility. The authors report on… (More)