ABSTRACT

This chapter is a question and answer style article that contains past FRCA paper examples related to neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurocritical care. It also guides trainees on the most effective manner in which to approach these questions. The chapter discusses the case study of a 79-year-old patient who presents with a leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm. The vascular surgery/radiology team decide to undertake an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) procedure. The discussion covers the following: the main preoperative anaesthetic considerations for this procedure; and options for providing anaesthesia for this case and give the advantages/disadvantages of each.