Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 302--311

Anesthetic considerations for extracranial injuries in patients with associated brain trauma


Ankur Khandelwal1, Parmod Kumar Bithal2, Girija Prasad Rath1 
1 Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Anesthesia and OR Administration, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Girija Prasad Rath
Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Patients with severe traumatic brain injury often presents with extracranial injuries, which may contribute to fatal outcome. Anesthetic management of such polytrauma patients is extremely challenging that includes prioritizing the organ system to be dealt first, reducing on-going injury, and preventing secondary injuries. Neuroprotective and neurorescue measures should be instituted simultaneously during extracranial surgeries. Selection of anesthetic drugs that minimally interferes with cerebral dynamics, maintenance of hemodynamics and cerebral perfusion pressure, optimal utilization of multimodal monitoring techniques, and aggressive rehabilitation approach are the key factors for improving overall patient outcome.


How to cite this article:
Khandelwal A, Bithal PK, Rath GP. Anesthetic considerations for extracranial injuries in patients with associated brain trauma.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2019;35:302-311


How to cite this URL:
Khandelwal A, Bithal PK, Rath GP. Anesthetic considerations for extracranial injuries in patients with associated brain trauma. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 13 ];35:302-311
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