Secondary Logo

Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

Anesthetic Management for Surgical Placement of Greater Occipital Nerve Stimulators in the Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders

Lim, Hooi Beng MBBS, FRCA; Hunt, Katharine MBBS, FRCA

Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology: April 2007 - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - p 120-124
doi: 10.1097/ANA.0b013e31802ba10f
Clinical Reports
Buy

We will present a case series looking at the anesthetic management of 4 patients undergoing surgical placement of greater occipital nerve stimulators for chronic headache. The anesthetic technique described uses total intravenous anesthesia with the guidance of Bispectral Index Scale to smoothen the transition between different anesthetic depths required for this novel operation.

Department of Anesthetics, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK

Reprints: Katharine Hunt, MBBS, FRCA, Department of Anesthesia Box 56, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom (e-mail: Katharine.hunt@uclh.org).

Received for publication June 11, 2006; accepted October 12, 2006

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.