Local Reg Anesth 2018 1;11:1-8. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This review summarizes the added value of local anesthetics in patients undergoing craniotomy for brain tumor resection, which is a procedure that is carried out frequently in neurosurgical practice. The procedure can be carried out under general anesthesia, sedation with local anesthesia or under local anesthesia only. Literature shows a large variation in the postoperative pain intensity ranging from no postoperative analgesia requirement in two-thirds of the patients up to a rate of 96% of the patients suffering from severe postoperative pain. Read More