Korean J Anesthesiol.  1998 Apr;34(4):821-826. 10.4097/kjae.1998.34.4.821.

The Comparison of the Anesthetic Regimens for Functional Direct Cortical Stimulation Mapping during Craniotomy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Chonbuk National University Medical School & Hospital.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recently, functional direct cortical stimulation mapping is frequently used during craniotomy for the surgery of brain pathology (tumors, epileptic foci etc.) within or close to the central motor area. We reviewed and analyzed our experiences to evaluate the safety and efficacy of our hospital's anesthetic management regimens.
METHODS
We used three anesthetic regimens (isoflurane fentanyl; propofol fentanyl; awake craniotomy, conscious sedation analgesia) in 44 patients. We evaluated the success ratio of mapping and the incidence of intraoperative problems (seizures, changes in vital signs etc) in each regimens.
RESULTS
In awake craniotomy group, functional mapping is performed successfully in all patients but there were some intraoperative problems (hypertension; 3 in 11 patients, hypercapnia; 3 in 11 patients, change to general anesthesia required; 1 in 12 patients). In general anesthesia groups, there were no significant differences between isoflurane treated patients and propofol treated patients in the success ratio of mapping (17/20 vs 11/12) and the incidence of intraoperative problems (seizure; 3/20 vs 1/12, hypertension; 2/20 vs 1/12).
CONCLUSION
This results suggest that the anesthetic management regimens used in our hospital provide suitable conditions for craniotomies when brain mapping is required.

Keyword

Anesthesia: neurosurgical; Functional direct cortical stimulation mapping; Awake craniotomy
Full Text Links
  • KJAE
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2021 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr