Is General Anaesthesia Detrimental in Severe Acute Head Injury?
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.
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