The use of continuous positive airway pressure during an awake craniotomy in a patient with obstructive sleep apnea

Tessa Huncke, Jenny Chan, Werner Doyle, Jung Kim, Alex Bekker

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Abstract

We describe the anesthetic management of a morbidly obese patient with obstructive sleep apnea who underwent awake craniotomy. The patient's personal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine was used to support ventilation intraoperatively. Dexmedetomidine was used as the primary sedative. During cortical mapping, the CPAP was discontinued. The patient was comfortable and able to cooperate with language testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Keywords

  • Awake craniotomy
  • Continuous positive airway pressure
  • Morbid obesity
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

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