Management of postoperative pain after cranial surgery remains a major challenge. Although surgical techniques and perioperative care have improved greatly, these patients continue to receive the same postoperative analgesia as decades ago, with opioids predominating. Given the need for accurate neurological assessments after surgery, opioids are often used sparingly for fear of sedation.
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