Management of Children with Metabolic Disease Undergoing Surgery/Procedure

  • Roshni Vara
  • Naresh Shanmugam


Metabolic disorders are group of inherited disorders where there is specific enzyme defect leading to various physical and physiological manifestations. These manifestations could vary from subtle defects that go unnoticed to life-threatening defects resulting in early abortions. Patients with metabolic defects have very little tolerance to stress, and they could decompensate during perioperative period as it is a stressful event. Few of common metabolic defects and anticipated problems are outlined in Table 13.1

Further Reading

  1. Stuart G, Ahmad N. Perioperative care of children with inherited metabolic disorders. Contin Educ Anaesth Crit Care Pain. 2011;11(2):62–8. Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roshni Vara
    • 1
    • 2
  • Naresh Shanmugam
    • 3
  1. 1.Evelina Children’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Kings College HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Paediatric Liver, GI and NutritionInstitute of Advanced Paediatrics, Dr. Rela Institute and Medical CentreChennaiIndia

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