Is General Anaesthesia Detrimental in Severe Acute Head Injury?

  • D. G. McDowall
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Abstract

Skull base trauma often requires surgical treatment and it is important to consider the timing of surgery. Many surgical factors are involved, but I wish to restrict this lecture to a review of anaesthetic considerations in patients with recent acute brain injury. In essence, does anaesthesia exacerbate brain injury in the first few days after trauma? Table 1 lists headings under which this question will be considered.

Keywords

Depression Ischemia Lactate Neurol Fentanyl 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. McDowall
    • 1
  1. 1.LeedsEngland

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