Neuro-Anaesthesia: the Present Position

  • Doreen Jewkes
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 15)


Anaesthesia and analgesia for neurosurgical procedures is subject to certain physiological and pharmacological principles which, if ignored, will lead to poor operating conditions for the surgeon or an unnecessarily damaged patient. The fundamental principle underlying all anaesthesia must never be obscured. The anaesthetic state of the patient must be associated with the delivery of adequate oxygen to all cerebral tissue. This requires particular attention to the cerebral circulation and how it is affected by pathological processes, surgical intervention and the anaesthetic techniques.


Cerebral Blood Flow Sodium Nitroprusside Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Present Position Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Doreen Jewkes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryInstitute of Neurology, The National HospitalLondonUK

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