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Anesthesiology pp 597-604 | Cite as

Perioperative Management of Adult Patients with Severe Head Injury

  • Adam Low
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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury remains a significant cause of death and disability worldwide. The term severe traumatic brain injury encompasses such a heterogenous group of injuries that in itself can be difficult to define. As such, each patient warrants individual consideration based upon the mechanism of injury, neurological deficit and radiological findings. The perioperative management for severe brain injury remains broadly the same irrespective of anatomical site of injury, namely the prevention of further injury to vulnerable neighbouring neural tissue. Attention to detail, appreciation of monitoring modalities and their limitation and the current evidence base for perioperative management are integral to patient outcome and outlined in the chapter below.

Keywords

Traumatic brain injury Neuroanesthesia Critical care Intra-cranial pressure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Hospital BirminghamBirminghamUK

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