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The experience of patients undergoing awake craniotomy for intracranial masses: Expectations, recall, satisfaction and functional outcome

Manchella, Sankar; Khurana, Gautam (Vini); Duke, David; Brussel, Thomas; French, James; Zuccherelli, Lisa

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Introduction. Awake craniotomy is a well-established neurosurgical technique for lesions involving eloquent cortex, however, there is little information regarding patients' subjective experience with this type of surgery. Here we explore the expectations, recall, satisfaction and functional outcome of patients undergoing awake craniotomy. Methods. Three semi-structured interviews using closed- and open-ended questions were conducted with each of 26 consecutive patients (17 males, 9 females;...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69322
Source: British Journal of Neurosurgery
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2011.568640

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