Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Scalp Block for Awake Craniotomy in a Patient With a Frontal Bone Mass: A Case Report

Hamid Reza Amiri 1 , Marjan Kouhnavard 2 and Saeid Safari 2 , *
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1 Department of Brain and Spinal Injury Research Centre (BASIR), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran
Article information
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: January 1, 2012, 1 (3); 187-190
  • Published Online: January 1, 2012
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: November 23, 2011
  • Revised: November 28, 2011
  • Accepted: December 1, 2011
  • DOI: 10.5812/kowsar.22287523.3608

To Cite: Reza Amiri H, Kouhnavard M, Safari S. Scalp Block for Awake Craniotomy in a Patient With a Frontal Bone Mass: A Case Report, Anesth Pain Med. 2012 ; 1(3):187-190. doi: 10.5812/kowsar.22287523.3608.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Report
3. Discussion
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