General Anesthesia vs. Local Anesthesia in Stereotaxy (GALAXY)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01515852
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2013 by Lutz Weise, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : January 24, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2013
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital
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Lutz Weise, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital
Examination of stress level in general anesthesia in comparison to local anesthesia in stereotactic biopsy
Condition or disease
Brain Lesion, Stereotactic Biopsy
Procedure: general anesthesia in stereotactic biopsyProcedure: local anesthesia in stereotactic biopsy
Stereotactic biopsy is routinely performed under local or general anesthesia. The advantage of local anesthesia might be reduction in cardiac and pulmonal complications, reduction of surgical time, and reduction of hospital stay. On the other hand it has been postulated that intraoperative seizures are avoided by general anesthesia and that brain tumor surgery is perceived in the public as psychological and physical stress.Therefor we postulate that patients undergoing stereotactic biopsies in local anesthesia show a higher stress level than patients operated under general anesthesia.
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