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What is patient position during awake craniotomy? Lying down? And feel the patient after waking up during surgery that his head is opened or any pain?

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Dr. Bradley Duhon
Neurosurgery

In brief: Back or side

It depends on the location of the tumor, but usually awake craniotomies are performed with patient on their back and a roll under one shoulder to slightly turn you to the side.
Ultimately, they are in between their back and side.

In brief: Back or side

It depends on the location of the tumor, but usually awake craniotomies are performed with patient on their back and a roll under one shoulder to slightly turn you to the side.
Ultimately, they are in between their back and side.
Dr. Bradley Duhon
Dr. Bradley Duhon
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery

In brief: Awake craniotomy

The patient is usually laying on their back with head neutral or flexed forward.
During the wakeup pain is not usually an issue and postop pain is usually related to the skin incision and treated with pain medications.

In brief: Awake craniotomy

The patient is usually laying on their back with head neutral or flexed forward.
During the wakeup pain is not usually an issue and postop pain is usually related to the skin incision and treated with pain medications.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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