Anesthesia for awake craniotomy: An update

  • Jason Chui Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Keywords: Craniotomy, Epilepsy, Brain neoplasms, Anesthesia, Perioperative period


Awake craniotomy has become a common procedure and its application has been continually evolving. Anesthesia for awake craniotomy poses a unique challenge to anesthesiologists. The aims of this article are to review under a critical perspective of the author, the current evidence and application of awake craniotomy and to briefly describe the principles of anesthetic management during this procedure.


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Chui J. Anesthesia for awake craniotomy: An update. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2015 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];43(Supplement):22-8. Available from:


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