Dexmedetomidine for Postoperative Sedation Following Stereotactic Lead Placement

Hope Xu, Anthony H. Bui, Maite La Vega-Talbott, Sheemon P. Zackai

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Dexmedetomidine has become an increasingly popular alternative to benzodiazepines and opioids as a safe agent for sedation and pain control, especially in pediatric populations. In this study, we present a case of postoperative use of dexmedetomidine in a pediatric patient, with a known history of behavioral difficulties, who underwent stereotactic lead placement for medically refractory epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020


  • Precedex
  • dexmedetomidine
  • epilepsy
  • sedation
  • stereoelectroencephalography
  • stereotactic lead placement


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