Awake craniotomy versus surgery under general anesthesia for resection of intrinsic lesions of eloquent cortex--a prospective randomised study.

@article{Gupta2007AwakeCV,
  title={Awake craniotomy versus surgery under general anesthesia for resection of intrinsic lesions of eloquent cortex--a prospective randomised study.},
  author={Deepak Kumar Gupta and P. Sharat Chandra and Bal. K. Ojha and Bhawani Shanker Sharma and Ashok Mahapatra and Veer Singh Mehta},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={335-43}
}
OBJECTIVES Complete removal of a brain tumor without inflicting neurological deficits is a desirable end result in neurosurgical practice. Currently no prospective randomized surgical series in the literature exists comparing tumor resection under general versus local anesthesia awake surgery may achieve more aggressive tumor resection and minimize postoperative neurological morbidity. PATIENT AND METHODS We thence conducted a prospective randomized comparative study of results of surgery… CONTINUE READING

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