Ultrasound-Guided Scalp Blocks for an Awake Craniotomy: A Case Report

Samuel Ern Hung, Tsan and Peter Chee Seong, Tan and Chin Hwee, Goh (2022) Ultrasound-Guided Scalp Blocks for an Awake Craniotomy: A Case Report. A & A PRACTICE, 16 (9). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2575-3126

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Ultrasound-guided scalp blocks may revolutionize regional anesthesia for neurosurgery. In this report, we demonstrate that ultrasound-guided scalp blocks can be used effectively for a craniotomy. A 48-year-old patient with a brain tumor at the motor cortex was scheduled for an awake craniotomy. Ultrasound-guided scalp blocks targeting the bilateral supraorbital, supratrochlear, zygomaticotemporal, auriculotemporal, greater auricular, lesser occipital, greater occipital, and third occipital nerves were performed. A total of 29mL of levobupivacaine 0.3% was used. No additional local anesthetic agent was given for skull pinning, skin incision, or the craniotomy. Postoperatively, the patient remained pain-free, and she was discharged without complications. (A&A Practice. 2022;16:e01618.)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ultrasound-guided, scalp blocks, neurosurgery, ultrasonography.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Ern Hung
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2022 00:18
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2022 00:18
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/39977

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