Safety and Efficacy of Combined Epidural/General Anesthesia During Major Abdominal Surgery in Patients With Increased Intracranial Pressure

A Cohort Study

Igor Zabolotskikh; Nikita Trembach

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BMC Anesthesiol. 2015;15(76) 

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Conclusion

The combination of general and epidural anesthesia is safe and effective in patients with increased intracranial pressure undergoing elective abdominal surgery under the condition of maintaining the arterial pressure. Its use is not associated with the increase in intracranial pressure during the anesthesia, but it needs an intraoperative monitoring of ICP in order to prevent CPP reduction due to a hypotension inherent to EA.

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