This book will provide all the basic details of neuroanaesthesia and how management of different neurosurgical cases may differ. Simple issues such as neurological examination of patient, understanding CT-scan and MRI scans along with anaesthetic management are discussed in simple language, making this book a ready-reckoner. The title provides an insight into all possible aspects of anesthetic management of neurosurgical and commonly encountered neurologic patients. The book also includes chapters related to allied specialities such as critical care, neurology and neuroradiology, making it a complete package.
I highly recommend this textbook for practicing anesthetists who encounter the opportunity to anesthetize for neurosurgical procedures. The language is easy to understand, the information is generally well organized and easy to follow, and the diagrams add value to the text.
Margot Rumball, FANZCA Jamie W. Sleigh, MD Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Waikato Hospital Hamilton, New Zealand, International Anesthesia Research Society
Basic principles of Neuroanaesthesia. Anatomical considerations. Intracranial Pressure. Cerebral perfusion pressure. Brain protection. Examining the neurosurgical patient. Preanaesthetic evaluation. Neurologic examination. Monitoring the neurosurgical patient. Electrocardiography. Oxygenation. End-tidal carbon dioxide. Arterial blood pressure. Central venous pressure. Neuromonitoring. Haemodynamic variations. Temperature. Urine output. Anaesthesia for neurosurgical patient. Difficult airway. Venous cannulation. Brain relaxation. Anaesthetic agents – Intravenous. Anaesthetic agents –Inhalational. Neuromuscular blockade and Opioids. Preoperative steroids. Emergence from anaesthesia. Positioning the neurosurgical patient. Positioning of patients. Fluid management of neurosurgical patient. Perioperative fluids. Hyperosmolar therapy. Blood loss and transfusion. Case-specific management. Aqueductal stenosis. Arnold-Chiari malformation. Awake craniotomy. Brachial plexus injury for repair. Brain abscess. Carotid angioplasty. Cerebello-pontine angle tumor. Cerebral aneurysm. Cerebral AV malformation. Cervical spine surgery. Craniosynostosis. Epilepsy surgery. Extradural haemoatoma. Lumbar meningomyelocoele. Moya-moya disease. Neuroendoscopy. Occipital encephalocoele. Pituitary surgery. Posterior fossa tumor. Status epilepticus. Sub-dural hematoma. Supratentorial tumor. Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Pre- operative complications in neurosurgical patients. Venous air embolism. Postoperative pain. Postoperative nausea and vomiting. Postoperative respiratory complications. Postoperative blindness. Basics of neuroradiology. Understanding Neuroradiology .Basics of neurointensive care. Basic principles of Neuro-intensive Care. Special considerations. Special Considerations: Pregnancy. Special Considerations: Paediatrics. Special Considerations: Geriatrics. Special Considerations: Traumatic brain injury. Special Considerations: Myasthenia gravis. Special Considerations: guillain Barre Syndrome. Special Considerations: Status epilepticus. Special Considerations: Stroke Special Considerations: Brainstem death. Appendix: Scales and Scores.