Ketamine pp 256-257 | Cite as

Clinical Experience with Repeated Ketamine Administration for Procedures Requiring Anesthesia

  • J. B. Dillon
Part of the Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation / Anaesthesiologie und Wiederbelebung / Anesthésiologie et Réanimation book series (A+I, volume 40)


We have given Ketamine repeatedly to eight patients, ages 15 years and less. The frequency of administration of the anesthetic has varied from a daily basis to a schedule of 2 or 3 injections per week. The period of treatment has ranged from 13 to 40 days. Seven of the patients, ranging in age from 2 months to 4 years, were being treated for primary or metastatic neoplastic disease of the eyes. Four of them had retinoblastomas; two had metastatic neuroblastomas, and one a sarcoma. They were anesthetized to facilitate keeping them in proper position for radiation therapy of the eye. No further manipulation was needed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Dillon
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Center, School of Medicin, Department of Surgery, Division of AnesthesiologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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