Awake Throughout Craniotomy: Initial Experience and the Anaesthetic Challenges

  • Binita Acharya Department of Anesthesioligy TU Teaching Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bigen M Shakya Department of Anesthesioligy TU Teaching Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Gentle S Shrestha Department of Anesthesioligy TU Teaching Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Anil Shrestha Department of Anesthesioligy TU Teaching Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Gopal Sedain Department of Neurosurgery TU Teaching Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ninadini Shrestha Department of Anesthesioligy TU Teaching Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract

Awake throughout technique for craniotomy demands very careful titration of drugs for sedation. It does not utilize any airway devices. The success depends on experience of anesthesiologist, good team work and meticulous planning. This is the first case of awake throughout craniotomy in our institute.

Keywords: Awake throughout, Craniotomy, Outcome

Published
2019-07-09