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Sitting prone position for the posterior surgical approach to the spine and posterior fossa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7070620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sitting prone position is compared with the standard laminectomy prone position and the sitting up position for posterior fossa surgery. We measured central venous pressure and airway pressure with the patient in different positions to determine the comparative efficacy of the sitting prone position. On a linear average, the central venous pressure increased by 6.83 cm H2O and the airway pressure increased by 3.16 cm H2O when the patient was changed from the supine to the standard prone position under general anesthesia; with a change from the standard prone position to the sitting prone position, the central venous pressure decreased by 10.45 cm H2O and the airway pressure decreased by 3.66 cm H2O. However, comparing the sitting prone position for posterior fossa surgery with the sitting up position, there was no statistically significant difference in central venous or airway pressure.
A W Cook; T S Siddiqi; F Nidzgorski; H A Clarke
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0148-396X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  1982 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-06-14     Completed Date:  1982-06-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Airway Resistance
Central Venous Pressure
Cranial Fossa, Posterior / surgery*
Laminectomy / methods*
Skull / surgery*
Spine / surgery*

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