Time distribution of neurosurgical operations
According to the time urgency, neurosurgical procedures are divided into:
- emergent (so called procedures for vital indications) – cannot be delayed, operate immediately, there is an imminent threat to life, surgery has priority over pre-operative examination (eg. acute epidural hematoma),
- acute – can be delayed for a few hours to perform additional examinations (including internal pre-operative examination), surgery must be performed within 24 hours, longer delay may cause permanent damage to health (např. syndrome of cauda equina),
- planned (elective) – can be delayed, planned several weeks in advance (eg. meningeoma).
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Used literature[edit | edit source]
- SAMEŠ, M. Neurochirurgie. 1. edition. Jessenius Maxdorf, 2005. ISBN 80-7345-072-0.