The assessment of complications in Neurosurgery
This special issue belongs to
|Research & Reviews : Journal of Surgery|
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|March 31st, 2023|
Deadline for Publication
|April 15, 2023|
Special Issue Description
The evaluation of surgical complications is a crucial technique in neurosurgical practice since it can enhance patient safety and the standard of care.
Due to differing perspectives and definitions of complications and the lack of a recognized classification system for postoperative adverse events, surgical failures may be interpreted subjectively. Several factors can contribute to neurologic deterioration in the postoperative period.
The timing of the deterioration, the type of surgery, and the surgical indication all contribute to the focus of the differential diagnosis. Some of the most frequent complications in patients that neurologists may be required to assess or manage in the postoperative environment include brain edema, high intracranial pressure (ICP), seizures, intracranial bleeding, ischemic infarction, and cranial nerve palsies. Estimating the incidence and severity of complications is challenging due to the considerable diversity in reporting, operation types, patient characteristics, and case acuity.
Neurosurgical procedures have a 14% overall complication rate, however, these are frequently systemic problems (eg, bleeding requiring transfusion, need for mechanical ventilation). Other typical complications after craniotomies include hyperperfusion syndrome and cranial nerve palsies after carotid endarterectomy, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, aseptic meningitis after posterior fossa surgery, and arterial dissections or groin hematomas after endovascular procedures. These complications are in addition to intracranial hemorrhage, ischemia, and seizures after craniotomies.
The principal neurologic side effects of frequent neurosurgery and endovascular procedures are focused on this special issue.
*Neurological side effects *Neurosurgery *Endovascular procedures *Seizers *Intracranial pressure (ICP)
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