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Severe polycythemia in an infant with uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot presenting for noncardiac surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16731327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pediatric patients with uncorrected cyanotic congenital heart diseases may present for noncardiac surgery. Associated congenital defects and severe uncompensated secondary erythrocytosis may complicate their anesthetic management. We describe the uncomplicated anesthetic for open G-tube placement of an ex-premature 8-month-old infant with uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot, multiple associated congenital anomalies, and a preoperative hematocrit of 78% and review the anesthetic implications of severe polycythemia.
Agnes I Hunyady; Melissa A Ehlers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical anesthesia     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0952-8180     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Anesth     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-29     Completed Date:  2006-11-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812166     Medline TA:  J Clin Anesth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Albany Medical Center, NY 12208, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthetics / administration & dosage*
Intubation, Gastrointestinal*
Polycythemia / physiopathology,  therapy*
Stomach / surgery*
Tetralogy of Fallot / therapy*
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