The sitting position in neurosurgery: indications, complications and results. a single institution experience of 600 cases

@article{Ganslandt2013TheSP,
  title={The sitting position in neurosurgery: indications, complications and results. a single institution experience of 600 cases},
  author={Oliver Ganslandt and Andreas Merkel and Hubert J Schmitt and Alexander Tzabazis and Michael Buchfelder and Ilker Y. Eyupoglu and Tino Muenster},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2013},
  volume={155},
  pages={1887-1893}
}
The benefit of the sitting position for surgery of the posterior fossa and cervical spine is still a matter of controversy. In our study we analyzed the outcome after sitting position surgery at our institution. We compared the incidence of venous air embolism (VAE) as recognized with different monitoring techniques and the severity of complications. We retrospectively analyzed 600 patients, who underwent surgery for different posterior fossa and cervical spine pathologies, respectively, in the… CONTINUE READING