ANAESTHETIC MANAGEMENT OF A 5 MONTH OLD PREMATURE INFANT WITH RESPIRATORY STRIDOR FOR PDA CLOSURE
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Sushanta Kumar Bhoi, Kalyanibala Nayak, Chitralekha Patra, Amiya Kumar Nayak
2015 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
Management of a premature infant with PDA poses a significant challenge in the perioperative period for the anaesthesiologist. The risk is multiplied when it is associated with other congenital respiratory anomalies. In our case a premature child at 5 month of age presented with PDA and tracheomalacia. There was a risk of airway collapse during sedation or induction of anaesthesia along with an anticipated difficult intubation. We have managed the case by inducing and intubating the patient in
more » ... he lateral position without using muscle relaxants. We have used Sevoflurane as the sole anaesthetic agent for inducing and intubating the patient. Postoperatively patient was extubated in lateral position and succesfully discharged from ICU.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2015/1622 fatcat:morqe7pqanf3fhiwjmb5sdhbcm