CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care 2017; 04(04): S81-S84
DOI: 10.4103/jnacc-jnacc-1.17
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Desflurane in neurosurgery: Pros

Smita Sharma
1  Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Kiran Jangra
1  Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
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Publication Date:
08 May 2018 (online)



Neurosurgery and neuroanaesthesia are making rapid progress, and with this progress, there is the search for excellence and ideal results. The practice of neuroanaesthesia is fairly standardised today, and any debate can only be on the fine-tuning aspects of the techniques. The aim of all research in anaesthesia is to provide the best possible and safest operating conditions and to have a complete recovery at the end of the surgery. The maintenance of anaesthesia for neurosurgery is with balanced general anaesthesia which combines intravenous and inhalational agents. A review of literature shows that desflurane has definite advantages, and hence, it is an integral part of modern neuroanaesthesia.