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Dr. Gauri S. Kene
Dr. Rachan Amin
Dr. Soujan Chowta
Dr. Yashvanth R.
Dr. Suchet Sharath
Dr. Akhil Rao U. K
Dr. Ramesh Prabhu


Spine Surgery, Desflurane, Sevoflurane, Recovery Characteristics


BACKGROUND: Spine surgeries are associated with intraoperative cardiovascular instability and there is significant intraoperative blood loss. Rapid recovery is desirable after a spine surgery as it enables early post-operative neurological evaluation and prompt management of complications. Inhaled anaesthetic agents like sevoflurane and desflurane have low blood gas partition coefficients and thus share the advantage of faster onset and neutralize of anesthetic effect as compared with older inhaled anaesthetic agents.

METHODS: The study was conducted in Lokmanya Tilak municipal medical college and general hospital, Mumbai. It is a randomized prospective study with 88 patients meeting inclusion criteria in all patients following parameters duration of surgery, level of spine surgery, hemodynamic parameters and recovery characteristics was recorded and evaluated.

RESULTS: We conclude that compared to sevoflurane, desflurane provides stable hemodynamic parameters and early recovery and emergence from anesthesia when in spine surgeries.

CONCLUSION: We conclude that desflurane provides stable hemodynamic parameters and early recovery and emergence from anesthesia compared to sevoflurane in spine surgeries.

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