Awake craniotomy under local anaesthesia and monitored conscious sedation for resection of brain tumours in eloquent cortex - : Outcomes in 20 patients

@article{Low2007AwakeCU,
  title={Awake craniotomy under local anaesthesia and monitored conscious sedation for resection of brain tumours in eloquent cortex - : Outcomes in 20 patients},
  author={David C Y Low and Ivan Ng and W. K. Hung Ng},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={
          326-31
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Resection or even biopsy of an intra-axial mass lesion in close relationship to eloquent cortex carries a major risk of neurological deficit. We review the safety and effectiveness of craniotomy under local anaesthesia and monitored conscious sedation for resection of mass lesions involving eloquent cortex. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a 3-year retrospective review of patients who underwent awake craniotomy under local anaesthesia at the National Neuroscience Institute… CONTINUE READING

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