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Local anaesthesia for laminectomy surgery.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Ames, WA; Songhurst, L; Gullan, RW
Published in: Br J Neurosurg
December 1999

Neurosurgical patients presenting for laminectomy surgery may have premorbid pathology that either contraindicates general anaesthesia or at least represents a significant risk to the patient. We present a sample case from a series of ten patients in whom laminectomy surgery was performed under local anaesthesia. The mean duration of surgery was 98 minutes and the average dose of lignocaine used was 1.91 mg/kg and, therefore, within safe limits. One patient was converted to a general anaesthetic. We believe that local anaesthesia can offer a safe and satisfactory alternative, in patients who may otherwise be denied surgery. The additional advantage of awake neuro-monitoring, may also reduce the risk of inadvertant spinal cord injury.

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Br J Neurosurg

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ISSN

0268-8697

Publication Date

December 1999

Volume

13

Issue

6

Start / End Page

598 / 600

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Patient Compliance
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Laminectomy
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Attitude to Health
 

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Ames, W. A., Songhurst, L., & Gullan, R. W. (1999). Local anaesthesia for laminectomy surgery. Br J Neurosurg, 13(6), 598–600. https://doi.org/10.1080/02688699943132
Ames, W. A., L. Songhurst, and R. W. Gullan. “Local anaesthesia for laminectomy surgery.Br J Neurosurg 13, no. 6 (December 1999): 598–600. https://doi.org/10.1080/02688699943132.
Ames WA, Songhurst L, Gullan RW. Local anaesthesia for laminectomy surgery. Br J Neurosurg. 1999 Dec;13(6):598–600.
Ames, W. A., et al. “Local anaesthesia for laminectomy surgery.Br J Neurosurg, vol. 13, no. 6, Dec. 1999, pp. 598–600. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/02688699943132.
Ames WA, Songhurst L, Gullan RW. Local anaesthesia for laminectomy surgery. Br J Neurosurg. 1999 Dec;13(6):598–600.
Journal cover image

Published In

Br J Neurosurg

DOI

ISSN

0268-8697

Publication Date

December 1999

Volume

13

Issue

6

Start / End Page

598 / 600

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Patient Compliance
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Laminectomy
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Attitude to Health