CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care 2017; 04(04): S85-S87
DOI: 10.4103/2348-0548.199955
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Use of desflurane in neurosurgery: Cons

Shashi Srivastava
1  Department of Anaesthesiology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Publication Date:
08 May 2018 (online)

Abstract

Desflurane is being projected nowadays as inhalational agent of choice in the repertoire of the modern day anaesthesiologists. Refinement of its pharmacologic properties from its predecessors has attracted the attention of clinicians towards this novel agent. However, within the realms of neurosurgical anaesthesiology, the widespread use of desflurane today should be, at best viewed with a bit of caution. Although a sizeable number of advantages of using desflurane exist, anaesthesiologists dealing with neurosurgical patients should be cognizant of its drawbacks.