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Additional Topics: Neuroanesthesia 

Additional Topics: Neuroanesthesia
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Additional Topics: Neuroanesthesia
Author(s):

Ruchir Gupta

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190852474.003.0036
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date: 23 October 2019

In this chapter several topics related to neuroanesthesia are discussed. Subtopics include management of a partially ruptured cerebral aneurysm, resection of an intracranial tumor, and pathogenesis of autonomic hyperreflexia. Also addressed is triple H therapy for cerebral vasospasm. Ways of preventing transurethral retrograde prostatectomy (TURP) syndrome are presented. Concerns regarding resection of a growth hormone–secreting pituitary tumor are also discussed. Lithium therapy is addressed in the context of electroconvulsive therapy. Anesthetic management in a patient with hyponatremia is discussed, as is evaluation of peripheral neuropathy. Precautions to prevent exacerbation of multiple sclerosis symptoms are outlined. Each scenario is presented as a short, three- to four-question additional topic.

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