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Huncke, Tessa; Chan, Jenny; Doyle, Werner; Kim, Jung; Bekker, Alex
"The use of continuous positive airway pressure during an awake craniotomy in a patient with obstructive sleep apnea"
Journal of clinical anesthesia 2008 Jun; 20(4):297-299
We describe the anesthetic management of a morbidly obese patient with obstructive sleep apnea who underwent awake craniotomy. The patient's personal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine was used to support ventilation intraoperatively. Dexmedetomidine was used as the primary sedative. During cortical mapping, the CPAP was discontinued. The patient was comfortable and able to cooperate with language testing

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