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Awake craniotomy anesthesia: A comparison between the Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) versus the Asleep-Awake-Asleep (AAA) technique
Session: MP-04c
Thurs, April 19, 3:30-5:00 pm
Plymouth (Shubert Complex), 6th floor

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Introduction

•Awake craniotomy (AC) with intraoperative brain mapping, allows for maximum tumor resection while monitoring neurological function.
•Used for lesions involving the eloquent areas of the brain, such as Broca's, Wernicke’s, or the primary motor area.
•Common techniques includes monitored anesthesia care (MAC), using an unprotected airway, or the asleep-awake-asleep (AAA) technique, using a partially or totally protected airway.
•Comparative analysis between the MAC and AAA technique evaluating anesthetic management and complications in a consecutive series of patients undergoing the removal of an eloquent brain lesion is being presented.
 
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