Monica Vavilala, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

Monica Vavilala

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Traumatic Brain Injury

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) suffer from both the primary injury and also secondary injuries that exacerbate the damage and worsen their outcome. Primary injury is damage caused by the mechanical impact of brain tissue and the skull, resulting in skull fracture, brain contusion, intracranial…

Sitting craniotomy

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure The sitting position for posterior cranial fossa and posterior cervical spine surgery facilitates surgical access. However, the sitting position is associated with the potential for serious complications. The sitting position provides excellent surgical exposure, particularly for the midline lesions, improves cerebral venous decompression, promotes gravity drainage…

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