Awake surgery between art and science. Part I: clinical and operative settings

Talacchi, Andrea and Santini, Barbara and Casagrande, Francesca and Alessandrini, Franco and Zoccatelli, Giada and Squintani, Giovanna M. (2013) Awake surgery between art and science. Part I: clinical and operative settings. Functional Neurology, 28 (3). pp. 205-221. ISSN 1971-3274

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Awake surgery requires coordinated teamwork and communication between the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, as he monitors the patient, the neuroradiologist as he interprets the images for intraoperative confirmation, and the neuropsychologist and neurophysiologist as they evaluate in real-time the patient’s responses to commands and questions. To improve comparison across published studies on clinical assessment and operative settings in awake surgery, we reviewed the literature, focusing on methodological differences and aims. In complex, interdisciplinary medical care, such differences can affect the outcome and the cost-benefit ratio of the treatment. Standardization of intraoperative mapping and related controversies will be discussed in Part II.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: brain tumors, complications, language assessment, neuropsychological assessment, surgical treatment
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 13:32
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 13:32

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