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J Neurosurg. 1998 Feb;88(2):349-51.

Rapid termination of intraoperative stimulation-evoked seizures with application of cold Ringer's lactate to the cortex. Technical note.

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Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group, Incorporated, Indiana, USA.

Abstract

One major risk of intraoperative stimulation mapping is the production of stimulation-evoked seizures. Cold Ringer's lactate solution was applied directly to the irritated cortex in 22 patients with stimulation-induced seizures that occurred during intraoperative brain mapping procedures. The irrigation rapidly and reliably terminated these simple partial seizures and eliminated the need for intravenously administered short-acting barbiturates with antiepileptic properties. The authors describe a practical and simple method for controlling stimulation-induced seizure activity during brain mapping procedures.

PMID:
9452250
DOI:
10.3171/jns.1998.88.2.0349
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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