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Anesthetic Management for the Pediatric Airway

Advanced Approaches and Techniques

  • Diego Preciado
  • Susan Verghese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Janish Jay Patel, Susan T. Verghese, Diego A. Preciado
    Pages 15-20
  3. Monica Shah, Mofya S. Diallo
    Pages 29-42
  4. Benjamin Kloesel, Kumar Belani
    Pages 43-57
  5. Claude Abdallah, Jennifer R. White, Brian Kip Reilly
    Pages 59-66
  6. Sharon H. Gnagi, Michel J. Sabbagh, David R. White
    Pages 77-90
  7. Bobby Das, Catherine K. Hart
    Pages 91-95
  8. Suresh Thomas, Nikhil Patel
    Pages 105-112
  9. Sean W. Gallagher, Andrew R. Scott
    Pages 113-126
  10. Songyos Valairucha, Raafat S. Hannallah
    Pages 127-151
  11. Nina Rawtani, Yewande Johnson
    Pages 161-168
  12. Domiciano Jerry Santos, Evonne Greenidge
    Pages 169-179
  13. Sean-Patrick Alexander, Senthil Packiasabapathy, Senthilkumar Sadhasivam
    Pages 181-189
  14. Susan Lei, Lena S. Sun
    Pages 191-197
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book


The advancement of tactics used in managing pediatric airway disorders can be attributed to an overall growth of collective knowledge among medical health professionals. This book is designed to sustain that growth of knowledge, with 18 chapters of insight and information by distinguished medical experts in both pediatric anesthesia and pediatric otolaryngology. It concisely and thoroughly covers topics such as subglottic stenosis, pharyngeal airway obstruction, laryngeal airway obstruction, obesity and sleep apnea and thoracic airway obstruction, among others. Chapters include scenarios where the skills and expertise of both anesthesiologists and otolaryngologists are being continually tested; the use of newer drugs and repurposing of older drugs; the combination of smaller amounts of different types of sedatives while avoiding intra-op narcotics and maintaining spontaneous ventilation are described in detail; Finally, a comprehensive review of new research emerging about ultra-rapid narcotics metabolizers among patients, making them more susceptible to medications, such as codeine, along with the latest information on the purported potential neurodevelopmental toxicity of some anesthetic agents are also included. Working as both an educational tool and a practical resource, medical practitioners, students and educators will find this text to be a valuable tool for the safely managing the pediatric patient undergoing anesthesia for difficult airway scenarios.


anesthetic management pediatric airway ENT emergencies anesthestic drugs and techniques difficult airways in children

Editors and affiliations

  • Diego Preciado
    • 1
  • Susan Verghese
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineGeorge Washington University School of MedicineWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyChildren’s National Health SystemWashington, DCUSA

About the editors

Diego Preciado, MD PhD

George Washington University School of Medicine

Washington, DC



Susan Verghese, MD

Children’s National Health System Department of Anesthesiology

Washington, DC


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anesthetic Management for the Pediatric Airway
  • Book Subtitle Advanced Approaches and Techniques
  • Editors Diego Preciado
    Susan Verghese
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-04599-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-04600-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 206
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anesthesiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“Anesthetic Management for the Pediatric Airway: Advanced Approaches and Techniques would appeal only to anesthesiologists caring for children with complex airway pathology or undergoing airway surgery. … Anesthesiologists specializing in this area may benefit from having a single comprehensive resource available on the topic.” (Stephen Mannion, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 129 (6), December, 2019)

“The information in the book is solid. … the book describes standard approaches most pediatric anesthesiologists would incorporate into their daily practice in these scenarios. The book is well written and organized, … . There are a few color photos that are pretty basic illustrations of setups/equipment and patient disease processes.” (Sarena Nadine Teng, Doody's Book Reviews, June 21, 2019)