Dexmedetomidine as rescue drug during awake craniotomy for cortical motor mapping and tumor resection

Academic Article


  • Dexmedetomidine, approved for providing sedation in the critical care environment, is also used during awake craniotomies to facilitate procedures such as cortical mapping. Herein, we describe the use of dexmedetomidine as a rescue drug during awake craniotomy avoiding conversion to general anesthesia, thus allowing completion of cortical mapping. ©2006 by the International Anesthesia Research Society.
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    Author List

  • Moore TA; Markert JM; Knowlton RC
  • Start Page

  • 1556
  • End Page

  • 1558
  • Volume

  • 102
  • Issue

  • 5