Postoperative pain in neurosurgery: a pilot study in brain surgery.

  title={Postoperative pain in neurosurgery: a pilot study in brain surgery.},
  author={Giuseppe De Benedittis and Alexandre Lorenzetti and Marco Migliore and Diego Spagnoli and Francesca Tiberio and Roberto Matteo Villani},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={466-9; discussion 469-70}
The incidence, magnitude, and duration of acute pain experienced by neurosurgical patients after various brain operations are not precisely known, because of a lack of well-designed clinical and epidemiological studies. We assessed these important pain variables in 37 consecutive patients who underwent various brain neurosurgical procedures. Postoperative pain was more common than generally assumed (60%). In two-thirds of the patients with postoperative pain, the intensity was moderate to… CONTINUE READING

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