Neuron Protection in Injured Brain Tissue During Surgery

  • Nariyuki Hayashi
  • Dalton W. Dietrich


Acute brain swelling or the explosion of injured brain from the opened skull during surgery provides no indication for brain hypothermia treatment because multiple mechanical brain tissue lacerations occur in the deep brain. To prevent these complications or the worsening of brain injury, strategies are required that concern anesthesia, surgical position, lowering of brain and core temperature, surgical considerations, and equipment for monitoring the patient in the intensive care unit (ICU).


Brain Tissue Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Acute Subdural Hematoma Surgical Position Brain Hypothermia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nariyuki Hayashi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dalton W. Dietrich
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Nihon University Emergency Medical CenterTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Emergency and Critical Care MedicineNihon University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Cell Biology and AnatomyUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  4. 4.The Miami Project to Cure ParalysisMiamiUSA

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