. 2020 Aug 6;12(2):8595. doi: 10.4081/pr.2020.8595. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32922712/
Anesthetic management of pulmonary surgery in newborns and infants
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The main congenital pulmonary airways malformations in newborns and infants requiring surgery are cystic adenoid malformation, congenital lobar emphysema and bronchogenic cyst. The surgical treatment preferably via thoracoscopy is recommended within the first year of life to avoid the risk of pneumopathy. A monopulmonary ventilation is then required by the surgeon to operate the diseased lung. The anesthetic management of intraoperative mono-pulmonary ventilation in newborns and infants is always challenging for the anesthesiologist. The main objective of this study was to describe anesthetic protocol for thoracoscopy and variations of monitored parameters during a mono-pulmonary ventilation procedure in newborns and infants.
Keywords: anesthesia; congenital pulmonary airways malformations; infants; newborn; thoracic surgery.
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