The effect of scalp block and local infiltration on the haemodynamic and stress response to skull-pin placement for craniotomy


Geze S. , Yilmaz A. A. , Tuzuner F.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY, vol.26, no.4, pp.298-303, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/eja.0b013e32831aedb2
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.298-303
  • Keywords: anaesthesia, craniotomy, infiltration, nerve block, scalp, DOUBLE-BLIND, HEAD HOLDER, BUPIVACAINE, ANESTHESIA, HYPERTENSION, ALFENTANIL, LIDOCAINE, FENTANYL, PAIN

Abstract

Background and objective The insertion of skull pins into the periosteum induces not only a haemodynamic response but also an increase in stress hormones. We compared the effects of scalp-nerve block, infiltration anaesthesia, and routine anaesthesia during skull-pin insertion on haemodynamic and stress responses to craniotomy.