Advantage of intravenous anaesthesia for acute stage surgery of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

K. Sato, H. Karibe, T. Yoshimoto, J. Van Aken

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    Abstract

    To investigate the clinical effects of intravenous anaesthesia on surgical procedure and the outcome in acute stage surgery for aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), pre-, intra-, and post-operative factors were analyzed to compare between inhalational (IA, n = 38) and intravenous (IVA, n = 37) anaesthesia. IVA significantly shortened the duration of surgery (p < 0.05) and the duration of hospital stay (p < 0.01). These results suggest that IVA may be more suitable than IA for acute stage surgery of aneurysmal SAH. These effects may be mainly caused by IVA's pharmakokinetics, by effects on intracranial homeostasis and metabolism, and neuroprotective properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)161-164
    Number of pages4
    JournalActa neurochirurgica
    Volume141
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999 Mar 5

    Keywords

    • Cerebral aneurysm
    • Inhaled anaesthesia
    • Intravenous anaesthesia
    • Subarachnoid haemorrhage

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Clinical Neurology

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