A comparison between sevoflurane and desflurane anesthesia in patients undergoing craniotomy for supratentorial intracranial surgery.

@article{Magni2009ACB,
  title={A comparison between sevoflurane and desflurane anesthesia in patients undergoing craniotomy for supratentorial intracranial surgery.},
  author={Giuseppina Magni and Italia La Rosa and Guido Melillo and Angela Savio and Giovanni Rosa},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={567-71}
}
BACKGROUND Desflurane in neurosurgery may be beneficial because it facilitates postoperative early neurologic evaluation. However, its use has been debated because of its capacity to promote cerebral vasodilatation. Sevoflurane has been extensively used in neurosurgical patients. In this prospective clinical trial, we compared early postoperative recovery and cognitive function in patients undergoing craniotomy for supratentorial expanding lesions and receiving sevoflurane or desflurane… CONTINUE READING

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