Awake craniotomy for vestibular schwannoma

Awake craniotomy for vestibular schwannoma Acta Neurochir (2017) 159:1587–1588 DOI 10.1007/s00701-017-3238-5 EDITORIAL (BY INVITATION) Morten Lund-Johansen Received: 25 May 2017 /Accepted: 31 May 2017 /Published online: 14 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria 2017 BThis will never work^. clinical monitoring led to clip repositioning in several patients who might otherwise have developed deficits. Cardiologist Spencer King (later to become president of In the present issue of Acta Neurochirurgica, Shinoura and the American College of Cardiology) commenting in colleagues [9] report, as a first, awake craniotomy for a series of eight patients operated on for vestibular schwannoma. They 1977 on Andreas Gruentzig’sposter BExperimental per- cutaneous dilatation of coronary artery stenoses^. managed to save some hearing in all, and even improved it in one patient. There were no new facial deficits. The authors During my years as a resident, laminectomy for cervical demonstrate that because they could communicate with the spondylosis with myelopathy was done in local anaesthesia in patient, deficits in facial function and hearing could be detect- several departments in Norway. A few leading surgeons had ed early during surgery and thereby prevented because the once witnessed a single case where a patient woke up from patient could communicate. If a deficit occurred, the surgeons Acta Neurochirurgica Springer Journals

Awake craniotomy for vestibular schwannoma

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Medicine & Public Health; Neurosurgery; Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Neurology; Surgical Orthopedics; Minimally Invasive Surgery
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