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Repair of duodenal atresia under spinal anesthesia in a low-birth-weight preterm neonate: case report.
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PMID:  22901941     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Duodenal atresia is a well-recognized cause of neonatal bowel obstruction. General anesthesia with tracheal intubation is the traditional anesthetic technique for surgical correction of this condition. Metabolic abnormalities and fluid deficits coupled with residual anesthetics are known to increase the risk of postoperative apnea, prolonging the operating room time and delaying extubation. Spinal anesthesia (SA) is an accepted alternative to general anesthesia in formerly preterm infants. In the current literature, there are reports of successful use of SA for simple infraumbilical surgery and, occasionally, for upper abdominal surgery, but there is no information on the use of SA in neonates for duodenal atresia repair. We present a case of duodenal atresia in a preterm infant at a gestational age of 30 weeks with coexisting bronchopulmonary dysplasia successfully repaired under SA. Further studies that compare the adverse effects with the potential advantages of SA are warranted before future recommendations are made for neonates who are undergoing upper abdominal surgery.
Ilhan Ciftci; Seza Apiliogullari; Inci Kara; Ergun Gunduz; Ates Duman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e33-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Crown Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Selcuklu Medical Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey.
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