Anesthesiologic Considerations in Laser Neurosurgery

Leonard J. Cerullo*, Antoun Koht

*Corresponding author for this work

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The laser has been welcomed to the neurosurgical armamentarium because of the inherent precision and gentleness of the no‐touch technique. In order to maximize laser safety and efficacy, however, certain anesthesiologic considerations, specific to neurosurgery, must be realized. Motion of patient (target) during routine anesthesiologic checks or as the result of physiologic excursions during myocardial contraction and respiration must be minimized. Ventilatory parameters, anesthetic agents, and cardio active drugs are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalLasers in Surgery and Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


  • anesthesia
  • brain tumor
  • laser
  • neurosurgery
  • spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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