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Anesthesiology pp 329-340 | Cite as

Anesthesia for Spinal Surgery in Children

  • Ali Kandil
  • Deepika S. Rao
  • Mohamed Mahmoud
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Abstract

The evolution of pediatric anesthesia and pediatric spine surgery has had a parallel trajectory and as it stands, pediatric spine surgery has cemented itself as a cornerstone of most pediatric anesthesia practices. Certainly, the advancement of pediatric anesthesia has facilitated safe and effective care of these patients. In addition to scoliosis, spinal dysraphisms such as myelomeningocele and tethered cord frequently require surgical intervention. Many of these patients have multiple medical issues and pose distinct anatomic and physiologic challenges that affect preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative anesthetic management.

Keywords

Scoliosis Anesthesia Myelomeningocele Tethered cord Arnold Chiari II malformation Antifibrinolytic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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